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August 31, 1959
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A pproved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 TOP SECRET 3.5(c) 31 August 1959 3.3(h)(2) Copy No. C CENTRAL b INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. 53 NO CHANGE IN CLASS. tlX DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANGED TO: Tlifric NEXT REVIEW DATE: ton 41:, AUTH: 1-1Ft DATE g w'REVIEwER TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 001$ -TGP-S-EeRET- Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 -UI-41,-+.11.1.-� *me 31 AUGUST 1959 L THE COMMUNIST BLOC USSR pledges no nuclear tests as long as Western powers do not re- sume tests. Algerian rebel wounded to be treated in the USSR. Typhoon strikes Taiwan Strait area. No new incidents reported between Chinese Communist and Indian bor- der forces. IL ASIA-AFRICA Laotian Ministry of Defense claims some success in northern Laos. Thailand�Dissatisfaction with Pre- mier Sarit increasing among ruling military group. Indonesia�Dissidents threaten to sabotage oil installations in south- ern Sumatra. Japan--Visits to Communist China arranged by anti-Kishi conservatives. III. THE WEST 0 De Gaulle tells French cabinet he is looking for Algerian solution which will satisfy "reasonable" Frenchmen; De Gaulle said still to fear the army. Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 'Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 , � �JI:al..1\1:d Sloe CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 31 August 1959 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC USSR - Nuclear tests: In response to the recent announce- ments by the United States and Britain extending the suspension of their nuclear tests beyond the original one-year period which expires on 31 October, the USSR announced on 28 August that it will not conduct any tests as long as the "Western powers" do not resume their tests." This announcement formalizes the pledge Khrushchev made in a letter published on 10 August to the lead- ers of the "European Federation for Atomic Disarmament" that the USSR is "ready to accept the most solemn obligation not to be the first to conduct any further tests of nuclear weapons." The USSR reaffirmed its insistence on a permanent and unconditional test ban, seeking to undercut and evade Western proposals for an atmospheric test ban and technical discussions on the problem of detecting underground tests. USSR-Algerian rebels: Lk Soviet ship departed Tangier, Morocco,on 25 August with 96 Algerian rebel wounded for the USSR, where the wounded are to receive free medical treatment. The USSR has previously limited its open aid for the rebels to support in the United Nations and the provision of food and cloth- ing to Algerian refugees in Morocco and Tunisia. The USSR con- tinues to withhold recognition of the provisional Algerian govern- ment, as do the Eastern European satellites which have diplomatic relations with Francf.1, (Page 1) Taiwan Strait: Typhoon Joan which crossed the Taiwan Strait on 30 August with 100-knot winds has probably curtailed military activity. Chinese Communist fighters based at Chingyang, one of the coastal airfields near Amoy, flew inland to Liencheng on 29 August, probably in a move to avoid the typhoon which struck the China mainland some hours later SECRET /(7 A Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 � 'Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 01-il..1%.1_4 ftier Communist China - India: No incidents along the Indo- Tibetan frontier have been reported since last week's clashes between Indian and Chinese border forces. The Indian outpost in Assam captured by the Chinese on 26 August apparently has not yet been retaken. Indian Army units in the northeast frontier region are being moved to more advanced positions.but for the present will not be deployed on the border itself. Peiping has declined immediate comment on Nehru's 28 August statement detailing Chinese border incursions. There is no evidence of Chinese Communist military movements in the border region. Press reaction critical of Peiping, reported from the Arab states and Ceylon. probably will spread soon to other Asian areas. U. ASIA-AFRICA Laos: The Laotian Ministry of Defense claims the army is pressing small-scale offensive operations in northern Laos and that initial results indicate some contraction of the area held by Communist rebels, however, the effectiveness of General Amkh commander of Laotian troops in the north, has been criticized by one high Laotian official who doubts the situation there can be im- proved untithe is relieved. Communist partisans reportedly have executed progovernment village chiefs and instituted a campaign of intimidation in northeastern Luang Prabang Province-. (Page 2) Thailand: @rumbling within the ruling military group over Premier Sarit's alleged failure to consult it or to consider its in- terests appears to be increasing. The latest to express dissatis- faction is the commander of the key First Infantry Division in Bangkok. Although he claims steps will be taken in "the foresee- able future" to rid the country of "the Sarit-type operation," mal- contents within the military group appear at present to lack a leader strong enough to challenge Sariq (Page 4) 31 Aug 59 DAILY BRIEF S P) 11 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 %Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO2989917 , /A 7 -r0 -