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May 2, 1961
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Approved for Release. 2020/08/11 CO2001995 itiov 3.3(h)(2) 3.5(c) 2 May 1961 Copy No. C CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN- --TOP-SECRET- / Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 ---TOP-SEORET-- 404 -7012-SEGRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 \\\ A Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 .LLJ.L 0.C4Ul%111/ 410 2 May 1961 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 2. Congo: Katangan Interior Minister Munongo ready to assume Tshombe's post but wants to avoid charges of usurpation. (Page tt) 3. USSR: Khrushchev set no precise deadline on solving Berlin problem in conversation with West German Am- bassador Kroll. (Page tt) 5. South Korea: Government party and cabinet changes planned to strengthen regime's legislative support. (Page tti) 6. Afghanistan: Kabul hopes for $300,000,000 from USSR, $200,000,000 from US, for its Second Five-Year Plan. 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'Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 kino Critaltri CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 2 May 1961 DAILY BRIEF *Laos: kolonel Siho, commander of a government force on Route 13 north of Vientiane, has informed Vientiane that a Pathet Lao cease-fire delegation made contact with his troops in the late afternoon of 1 May just north of Ban Hin Heup. The e Pathet Lao made the contact at their initiative, and the ensuing /7) � conversation resulted in a local cease-fire agreement along a line 2 1/2 miles north of the Nam Lik river to facilitate further cease-fire arrangements. Colonel Siho has returned to Vien- tiane to confer with Phoum_1]. ahoumi has ordered contingency plans drawn up for evac- uation of Vientiane under which all military supplies and as- sets would be moved to Savannakhet. He is considering a sim- ilar evacuation plan for Thakhelg aihanouk has withdrawn his "sponsorship" of the 14-na- tion conference on the grounds that King Savang opposes such a meeting. Savang is reported by Sihanouk to favor an internal settlement of differences among the various Laotian factions and to be anticipating that a new Laotian government will be formed b the National Assembly when it reconvenes on 11 May.) sign can mi itary developments have been reported in the past 24 hours. Bloc airlift operations continuel Backup, Page 1) (Maps) TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 Pointe Noire Banana Atlantic Ocean 61O28 CONGO Brazzaville Math Kitona INDONESIA 870 Republic of TUNISIA NIGERIA INDONESIA Gemena Scattere MOBUTU Lisa Aketi mba MOBUTU Basok 800 EOUATEU Coquilhatville � Boende ETHIOPIA MOBUTU 7,200 ScatteTe;n1 -Forces LEOPOt DVILL Leopoldv ysville lkela uluabourg Bakw Luputa GHANA 1600 � Approximate area nominally controlled by: Luanda Kasavubu-Mobutu Gizenga Kalonji c:3 Tshombe rori United Nations Forces Service Forces Selected �road . ,� . not InctOtled) Selected railroad �1� Selected airfield STATUTE MILES 400 I GIZENGA 7.000 MALAYA 470 LIBERIA he Congo ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA 500 MALAYA 300 Albertville NIGERIA sManono mina KATANGA INDIA TSHOMBE 7,000 Lake AiLert. NIGERIA 500 Usumbura Lax Tonganyike IRELAND 650 SWEDEN 650 2 May 61 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map Page Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001 rkJI. 995 *Congo: The authorities in Katanga remain in a state of confusion over Tshombe's continued detention. Interior Min- ister Munongo reportedly is anxious to take over the leader- ship of the government publicly, but fearing charges of usur- pation is reluctant to move without Tshombe's concurrence. The American Consulate reports that UN officials in Elisa- bethville appear willing to deal with Munongo in the belief that he is basically more reasonable than Tshombe. Tshombes followers are apprehensive lest word of his incarceration trig- ger an uprisi i.e men in sout *USSR-Berlin: a_.:hrushchev used his 24 April conversa- tions with West German Ambassador Kroll to offset the im- pression that he was committed to a showdown on the Berlin and German German questions before the Soviet party congress in October. While strongly emphasizing his determination to achieve a solution during 1961, Khrushchev told Kroll that the bloc had set no precise deadlines and would be willing to wait until the West German elections and "possibly" until the party congress before convening a bloc peace conference to sign a separate treaty with East Germany. Although Khru- shchev failed to mention East-West negotiations prior to a bloc conference, his remarks over the past several months suggest that he still expects a further round of nego- tiations and recognizes that the process of arranging new talks will take longer than he anticipated and could extend beyond next fall. He also told Kroll that he was convinced the West would not risk nuclear war over Berlin and that the USSR could cope with any economic sanctions or a break in diplomatic relations. He assured Kroll that the prospect of a showdown over Berlin "need not affect negotiations already begun with the US" but that he was skeptical over such nego- .1-4 H cm a arid in nrtigiihir hA hen AvPd the US was not seri- dfi Albania-111:loc: The poor state of Albania's relations with the USSR and the East European satellites may be reflected 0 K 2 May 61 DAILY BRIEF -TOP-SECRET 11 , *NN �C!- 11. , I Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 \N���,:\ Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2001995 Vail 1 1...rA, LI-Ed / L 67 7 (Backup, Page 2 ) ���� South Korea: Prime Minister Chang Myon and his sup- porters are planning a major reorganization of the ruling Democratic party and a cabinet reshuffle, probably about mid May, in an effort to strengthen legislative support for the gov- ernment. Chronic factionalism in the government party has impeded Chang's legislative program and is eroding public confidence in the administration. Maneuvering in anticipation of the shake-up has aggravated intraparty differences, but the selection of new party and cabinet officers may give Chang the opportunities he needs to strengthen party unity. (Backup, Page 3) Afghanistan: Afghan Foreign Minister Naim has told Am- bassador Byroade that his government now estimates that it will require $750,000,000 in foreign exchange for its Second Five-Year Plan (1961-1966)--considerably more than earlier reports indicated. Kabul looks to Moscow for the major con- tribution--$300,000,000--but Naim expressed hope that close to $200,000,000 would be provided by the US. A plan of this scope is not realistic for Afghanistan, and it seems likely that these figures have been inflated in order to increase the chances of a large American contribution. Negotiations for Soviet assistance, continued during Prime Minister Daud's recent visit to Moscow. are still "far from settled," ac- cording to Naim. 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