CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN - 1951/08/03

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August 3, 1951
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Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 Nur* J.k.1r OZWITZ-1. vow 3 August 1951 CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN tit 3.5(c) DOCUMENT NO 5 NO CHANGE IN CLASS. ./ , DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANGED TO: T$ S C NEXT REVIEW DATE' , AUTH: HR 70341 PA ta´┐Żaffi. REVIEWER ...1 3.5(c) Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 3.5(c) 3.5(c) TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 Tiler .P.Jc.,rt.e,, I SUMMARY GENERAL 1. NATO Council of Ministers to consider Greek-Turkish membership at Ottawa 15 September (page 3). UK sharply protests Nehru's charges against British generals (page 3). FAR EAST * * * 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 3.5(c) 2 Tel:I-SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 _Nor onen-L---I-- GENERAL NA9 Council of Ministers to consider Greek-Turkish membership at Ottawa 1,5 September: 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) The NATO Deputies decided on 1 August that the Council of Ministers will meet in Ottawa on 15 September in the "preliminary" session which the US hopes will bring agreement on admitting Greece and Turkey. It was decided that discussion of Germany will await the regular annual meeting to be held in Rome in October. In the discussion on the scheduling of these meetings, Denmark and France, supported by the UK, stressed their de- sire for information on the contemplated command structure involving Greece and Turkey before reaching a final decision on those two countries' admission to NATO. The US reiterated the difficulties of settling the command structure now, as Greece and Turkey refuse to discuss that ques- tion prior to being assured of admission. The British representative offered some hope that the UK might be won over to the US point of view. In summarizing the attitudes expressedl* the various NATO members, the US Deputy points out that there is no assurance that the September meeting will produce a final decision on extending mem- bership to Greece and Turkey. UK sharply protests Nehru's charges against British generals: 3.3(h)(2) Prime Minister Attlee's sharp protest in the House of Commons against Indian Prime Minis- ter Nehru's 16 Tuly statement, which charged improper activity by British military advisers 4'1 to Pakistan, followed a British investigation and a very determined but unsuc- cessful British attempt in New Delhi to obtain a withdrawal of the allegations. Comment: The seriousness with which the UK Government has evidently taken 'Nehru's charges is a measure of thefl import - - 3 - TOP-SEGRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 t' rLx1r1 J_ 3.5(c) ance which, since 1947, it has attached to maintaining a position of complete impartiality in all military matters affecting India and Pakistan. In the present period of tension between the two Commonwealth countries, the UK seems particularly anxious to avoid arousing antagonisms that might pre- clude the development of the defensive capabilities of these countries in line with Britain's over-all strategy in South Asia. 3.3(h)(2) FAR EAST TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 3.5(c) 3.3 Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 1001-1 3.3( 3.5(c) (h)(2) h)(2) TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 3.5(c) 3. Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 I TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2739451 3.5(c) 3(h)(2) 3.5(c)