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January 2, 1961
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Z/Z/Z/Z/Z/Z/ZZ/ZZ/Z/ZZ/Z/Z/ZZ/Z/Z/Z/Z Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Nue %Or 1616KIC I D c s � 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) INTELLIGENCE 2 January 1961 Copy No., C 1 _ CENTRAL BULLETIN �TOP�SECRET� Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 TOP SECRET TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Nal Nigro 2 JANUARY 1961 I. SPECIAL ITEM Situation in Laos. U. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Khrushchev states willingness to drop UN 0 debate on U-2 incident. III. ASIA-AFRICA Chinese Nationalist commander on Chin- men orders artillery to fire warning shots at British ships entering Amoy, and at ships themselves if they ignore warning 0 Indonesia may stage military incident in Netherlands New Guinea area as means of bringing New Guinea issue to UN. 0 Mali reportedly receiving Soviet bloc small arms and ammunition by way of Guinea. 0 Situation in the Congo. 0 IV. THE WEST �West Germans reportedly won conces- sions from East Germans in recently concluded interzonal trade talks. �Provisional government in El Salvador apparently moving to reduce US economic and military assistance. -SECRET-- Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 joApproved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 mem% I 0 10 I CHINA � N�v� Phong Sale - . u k. PHONG it-, . � � 1..... SALY � 04en Bien Phu NAMTHA) riSarn Neva. u ��������� LUANG PRABANG 1. SAM NEUA � .-..74)Prabang ......,. N, %.1.. \ ( �..4,...^..... allaTrel:' X�eilf i *Nluongl\ Khouang BO SAYAURY ,...K s � C OUANG KH. . ....I ..,-, --.4 �..,... Yang Vieng Pak Sane. (11 VIENTIANE Vientiane k a C Durh MOUAN1.! 14 .1'�`aakhek ILA N I) Savanna WICLASSIFIED 4 1!, L', MILES i8S Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO20668751 4.4,1 ...11.4%.01`41.4 1 ,\k\\. mechanical trouble, are in the USSR. Thus far, there is no indication that they are to return to China, although it Is probable that some if not all will return with additional supplies. The one Soviet IL-14 which arrived in Peiping on 31 December from Kazan with a cargo for Hanoi is now returning, to Irkutsk. Whatever cargo may have been aboard was probably offloaded at Peiping for air tranship- ment to Hanoi. The five Soviet MI-4 helicopters probably destined for airlift operations in Laos continue their southward flight through China and are probably now at Kueilin. General Phoumi told an American official on 1 Janu- ary that he had made an urgent request to Thailand for four armed T-6 aircraft with Thai pilots for immediate combat use. Phourni said he had also asked for two Thai parachute battalions and felt confident both requests would be granted. He also asserted that he had asked Thai Premier Sarit to appeal to SEATO for military be. intervanfi half of Laotian government forces. All i T1 T.Qnc The bloc continues to deny strongly that North Viet- namese troops have been introduced into Laos. Hanoi has repeated its call for a new meeting of the countries which took part in the 1954 Geneva conference and for the re- activation of the International Control Commission. Hanoi specified, however, that the revived commission would have to deal with the government of Souvanna Phouma. Both Peiping and Moscow have made the same point and Khrushchev underlined it when he addressed New V43nr/c Souvanna as the Premier of Laos. 2 Jan 61 DAILY BRIEF --TOP-SE�RET 11 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08t11 CO2066875 II. THE COMMUNIST BLOC *USSR: Khrushchev used a New Year's eve reception at the Kremlin to end any speculation that a US apology for the U-2 incident remained a precondition to top-level negotia- tions with the new US administration by stating his willing- ness to drop UN debate on the matter. Although he avoided any specific reference to the RE-47 incident, other Soviet officials, who had indicated privately that the U-2 item would be withdrawn, have also hinted that the two RB-47 crew mem- bers might be released. The USSR's New Year's greetings to Western leaders were cordial in tone and stressed the pros- pects for settling international issues�disarmament and the 111 German question�during 1961. Among other recipients of greetings from Khrushchev were Souvanna Phouma of Laos and Lumumba of the Congo, both addressed as "premier." I I I. ASIA-AFRICA *lgationalist China: The commanding general on Chinmen issued orders oThiNnYle-e�mber for Nationalist artillery to fire warning shots across the bows of all British ships enter- ing Amoy and to fire at the ships themselves if they fail to heed the warning. The Nationalists reportedly decided on this action because the British have not been giving prior notice of recent ship sailings for Amoy--now averaging one per week. Taipei has not attempted to enforce the port closure in the last three years, except for one occasion--on 25 September. 1959, when an artillery battery fired and hit the B itish hn TL chungshan as it was entering Amoy harbor. *Indonesia: The government reportedly plans to create, sometime after 3 January, a military incident in the Nether- lands New Guinea area of sufficient gravity to bring the New 2 Jan 61 //_ -7019-43E�RET DAILY BRIEF iii / Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 N11110 Guinea issue before the United Nations. Although this report lacks confirmation, there are other indications that Indonesia will step up its paramic efforts toward ac- quisition of the area. An air force direc- tive of 30 December orders increased "fighting-endurance training to meet New Guinea preparations"; a note is being prepared for UN Secretary General Hammarskjold warning of a possible clash between Netherlands and Indonesi 211 .errepQhi the New Guinea area; and Indonesian *Mali: Sizable quantities of small arms and ammunition, presumed to be from supplies recently delivered to Conakry by Soviet ships, are reliably reported to have been trans- shipped by truck from Guinea to Mali at regular intervals last month. Now stored at Bamako, Mali's capital, the arms are believed intended for distribution to internal security forces-- especially the new paramilitary units now being formed�and for stockpiling. Acquisition of bloc arms in this way, reportedly ar- ranged during the early December meeting between top Guinean and Malian leaders, reflects the growing influence of the pro- Guinean extremist faction in Mali's single-party regime. It also will heighten the concern of President Senghor's govern- ment in neighboring Senegal, which Mali leaders are anxious to see overthrown, and may lead to early to the US and France for additional arms. 1 . encoalpap ramicsa+0 *Congo: Colonel Mobutu's use, in. the face of UN opposition, of the Belgian-administered trust territory of Ruanda-Urundi in his move against dissidents in Kivu Province seems certain to lead to new pressures by Lumumba's supporters abroad for UN action against Belgium and the Mobutu regime. Mobutu's forces were repulsed with casualties when they approached the provincial capital of Bukavu under a white flag; he apparently had expected the dissidents to come over, to his side once his 2 Jan 61 DAILY BRIEF iv 7. -TOP-SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 TOP SECRET troops were on the scene. Mobutu may now defer similar moves reportedly about to be undertaken from. points in Equateur Province into neighboring Orientale Province-- now controlled by Luxnumba's deputy Gizenga. Reports that seven Czech IL-14 aircraft have been cleared to land in Khartoum en route to Stanleyville sug- gest an early attempt by Soviet and other nro-Lumumba elements to buttress Gizenga's regime. an IL-14- -presumably Egyptian--carrying technicians would arrive on 31 Decem- ber at an airnort not far from thp hordpr of nripntalp rov- ince 'tin IV. THE WEST *East Germany - West Germany: West Berlin Mayor Brandt has indicated that in the recently concluded interzonal trade talks, the East Germans acceded to all of Bonn's demands and agreed not to implement the restrictions on West German travel to East Berlin which last September had led Bonn to cancel the trade pact. West Germany has not yet informed its allies of the detailed formulation of the new agreement, and West Germany accepted weaker wording than it originally desired on several points in order to reach agreement. The East Germans were successful in insisting that their concessions would remain in effect only if the strictest secrecy were maintained. *El Salvador: The provisional government appears moving to reduce US economic and military assistance. The defense minister told a group of US officials on 28 December that his government intends to replace US advisers to the National Police 2 Jan 61 DAILY BRIEF / TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 V �Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 *NO NU, � with Chileans or Italians or both, terming all US assistance programs "void of beneficial results for El Salvador." These statements, which completely reverse expressions of support for US assistance made by the defense minister within the past three weeks, apparently reflect the influence of the pro-Com- munists and Castro sympathizers in the government. One US-supported project was abruptly closed by the government on 24 December, and th AmhssvunderstafldS that a second is shortly to be closed, 2 Jan 61 DAILY BRIEF vi ---TOfk-SEGREZ Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 Niar I Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 CONFIDENTIAL Ns THE PRESIDENT The Vice President Executive Offices of the White House Special Assistant for National Security Affairs Scientific Adviser to the President Director of the Budget Director, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Special Assistant for Security Operations Coordination Chairman, Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities Special Assistant for Foreign Economic Policy Executive Secretary, National Security Council The Department of State The Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration The Counselor Director, International Cooperation Administration The Director of Intelligence and Research The Treasury Department The Secretary of the Treasury The Department of Detense The Secretary of Defense The Deputy Secretary of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs The Secretary of the Army The Secretary of the Navy The Secretary of the Air Force The Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff The Director, The Joint Staff Chief of Staff, United States Army Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Commandant, United States Marine Corps Assistant to Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Director for Intelligence, The Joint Staff Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of Army Director of Naval Intelligence, Department of Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Commander in Chief, Pacific The Department of Commerce The Secretary of Commerce Atomic Energy Commission The Chairman Federal. Bureau of Investigation The Director National Security Agency The Director National Indications Center The Director CONFIDENTIAL Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO2066875 rVif 4