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Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 %WI DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE 3.5(c) Central Intelligence Bulletin 3.5(c) Top 3.5(c) c 195 13 December :L9 6 7 Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 411114 Controlled Dissem The. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN is produced by the i f hrector of Central Intelligence to meet his responsibilities for providing 1 , eurrent intelligence bearing on issues of national security to the President, i I ft! National Security Council, and other senior government officials. It ! i,. produced in consultation with the Departments of State and Defense. When, because of the time factor, adequate consultation with the depart- l ; ment of primary concern is not feasible, items or portions thereof are pro- , duced by CIA and marked with an asterisk. l nterpretations ot intelligence information in this publication represent immediate and preliminary views which are subject to modification in the light of further information and more complete analysis. Certain intelligence items in this publication may be designated specifically for no further dissemination. Other intelligence items may be disseminated mther, but only on a need-to-know basis. -WARNING This document contains classified information affecting the national security of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws, US Code Title 18. Sections 793, 794, and 798. iSecrEt Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) r IL) KV, 1 Imre 13 December 1967 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS Vietnam: Situation report. (Page 1) Cyprus: Troop withdrawals and "normalization" forts may bring new trouble. (Page 3) Laos: The Communists have launched new offensives. "(Pife 5) Communist China: The grain harvest has probably been good, but food collection and distribution re- main a problem. (Page 6) Dahomey: President Soglo has set off a major inter- nal crisis. (Page 7) T SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 3.3(h)(2) .04 Disposition of NVA 7th pproved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 TOP RET Pr-A 3.5(c) ision M imot Loc Ninh TAY N1NH ompong Chak Go Dau Ha Cu CM PHU CUONG' N... K I N � T U 0 N G ���\ 68946 11-67 CIA Duc Hoa L '0 N � - A N 13 Dec 67 CENTRAL INT1LIGENCE BULLETIN Map TOP CRET 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807.5(C) Nue' Nad I kir *Vietnam: South Vietnam: Some Communist main force units apparently hope to evade major contact with allied forces sweeping northern Tay Ninh Province. Nine battalions of US and South Vietnamese troops began Operation YELLOWSTONE in Tay Ninh last week. Their mission involves sweep operations against Corn- mu.nist War Zone "C" and the construction of Special Forces camps and an advance artillery position. Probably in anticipation of such operations, most of the 6,100-man North Vietnamese 7th Division has relocated in recent weeks from Tay Ninh to positions in Binh Long and Binh Duong provinces. The Commu- nists may also hope that their new positions will facilitate harassment of allied rear areas. Such ac- tions would be intended to impede the concentration of allied forces in Tay Ninh, North Vietnam: Hanoi has broken its silence re- garding recent Vietnam-related activities at the United Nations by issuing a sharply worded denunciation of US efforts to bring the Vietnam problem before the Security Council. The unyielding attitude of the North Vietnamese was spelled out in an authoritative article in the party daily, Nhan DanIon 12 December. The article stated that the US was up to its "old tricks" and reiterated Hanoi's long-standing view that the "UN has no juris- diction whatsoever to settle the Vietnam problem." 13 Dec 67 TOP ET Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) I', 13 Dec 67 2 Tap-atm-ET Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 .40mor, STATUTE MILES Kokkina Xeros Famasta u Larnaca .1,rnass CYPRUS Principal British sovereign base Road STATUTE MILES 68952 12 .67 13 Dec b 1 C,ENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) Cyprus: New trouble may develop as efforts get under way to carry out troop withdrawals and to "normalize" relations between the Greek and Turkish communities. The troop withdrawal problem involves a difference in interpretation of key provisions of the agreement of 3 December which ended the immediate threat of Turkish military intervention on Cyprus. Athens is withdrawing the unauthorized Greek troops from the island, but is hedging on the question of Greek officers and noncommissioned officers assigned to the Greek Cypriot National Guard. The Turks insist that all Greek military personnel in excess of the Greek contingent authorized by the 1960 London- Zurich agreements must leave the island. The problem is complicated because estimates vary widely on the number of Greeks serving with the Na- tional Guard and on the Turkish military personnel in- tegrated into the Turkish Cypriot "fighters" organiza- tions. Cypriot President Makarios has pushed for the withdrawal of all non-Cypriot troops, except for the UN force, including the Greek officers with the guard and the legal Greek and Turkish contingents. On Cyprus, Makarios' normalization program ap- pears to be getting off to a slow start. The Greek Cypriots have offered to withdraw elements of the Na- tional Guard from advance positions and to abandon several forward military posts if the Turkish Cypriots agree to abandon their "first line" of defense in the southern city of Larnaca. This has been a particular sore point for the Greeks. These moves would then lead to a broader normalization program to include Nicosia and the northern Turkish enclave of Kokkina. 13 Dec 67 3 '10.2-8EteRrEf Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 (continued) 3.5(c) 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) n The initial Turkish Cypriot reaction was negative, but the real decision is up to Ankara. If this limited normalization effort fails, the US Embassy in Nicosia believes a broader UN-sponsored pacification program would appear to have little chance. 3.5(c) 13 Dec 67 4 DIP-SEeRET Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) LAOS _Approved for Release: 2019/03/29 CO2031807 3.5(c) CHINA . ) (�-, (-�\ ..\.. r.(-/ / -.. � ..1 \I ri ,.... '') \ . ) .....1! k. J � ) ,-1 1 / VIE I NAM BURMA); i f"-' � .\, HANOI* `.. ....i�uN. ........12 NORTH VIENTIANE THAILAND Samneua, 6 6 , 68 � Phou Pha #.3 Louam