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December 26, 1960
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Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 e I I h. 26 December 1960 Copy No. C 7 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN :(D)(3) o(b)(3) (b)(3) Approved for Release: /Z Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 I ti rm. I The Daily Brief of the CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN is produced by the Director of Central Intelligence in consultation with representatives of departments and agencies of the United States Intelligence Board. Back-up material is produced by CIA with as much consultation with other departments and agencies as is practicable. When, because of the time factor, consultation with the department or agency of primary concern is not practicable, the brief will be produced by CIA and marked with an asterisk. this publication is based on all sources, including Interpretations of intelligence information in this publication rep- resent immediate and preliminary views which are subject to modi- fication 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 further, 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. The law prohibits its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person, as well as its use in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States. Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 // Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 *SO Or�SEGREZ 1(0(3) CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 26 December 1960 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC *Communist China - Taiwan: Communist shelling of the offshore islands has almost ceased for the past month. Only one firing of 33 propaganda rounds has occurred since 27 November--the lowest ebb since the odd-day firing pat- tern was established in October 1958. In addition, the "lib- erate Taiwan" theme has been a negligible ingredient in main- land propaganda since mid-1960. On the few occasions when the Taiwan issue is mentioned, however, Peiping continues to underscore its determination to use force if necessary while expressing hope for a peaceful solution. In contrast to the Communist behavior, Chinese National- ist batteries have increased the number of high-explosive shells fired against the mainland since mid-November. Tai- pei apparently, believes it is politically advantageous to keep a state of tension in the strait. II. ASIA-AFRICA IZP�SECRE2: (b)(3) AApproved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 /4' 7 I. 'Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 11400 I 1(b)(3) (b)(1) (b)(3) *Congo: Hammarskjold has sent a letter to Kasavubu im- plying that he will ask the Security Council to take the UN out of the Congo if Mobutu uses force in an attempt to take Orien- tale Province�still nominally controlled by Antoine Gizenga's "government." Hammarskjold told US officials, however, that he does not expect civil war in the Stanleyville area, since he believes neither Gizenga nor Mobutu is strong enough to force a fight. Hammarskjold plans to be in the Congo on 3 and 4 Jan- uary. Khrushchev, alter a delay of ten days, responded to Gizenga's appeal for support by reiterating Soviet promises of support and sympathy but avoiding any specific commitment of assistance. Sudan continues to refuse transit to UAR planes bound for Stanleyville, but President Abboud admits that flights over, remote areas of the country could probably be made without Sudanese knowledge. 26 Dec 60 DAILY BRIEF 11 -TOP--SECREZ AApproved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO29937057 Ver 'Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 'tirwo ET (b)(3) A *Ethiopia: Although the leaders of the attempted coup against Emperor Haile Selassie are now reported to have been killed or captured, considerable sympathy for the coup effort persists, and the Imperial Government's position may still be precarious. Because of the elaborate precautions considered necessary for the Emperor's safety, the royal family has not attended the funerals of the government ministers killed by the rebels. The Emperor reportedly decided on 21 December to re- constitute the Royal Bodyguard, and some junior officers and men have already been released from custody. This action could seriously antagonize the army, which crushed the revolt. Offi- cials of the government claim to have captured documents which they say clearly indicate Soviet and Czech involvement in the coup attempt, but the officials have not produced the evidenep they claim to have. 26 Dec 60 z DAILY BRIEF ET /Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 iii Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 No II WI 'V I 11..711-, Nue 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 DiiTctor, ,iNati9nAll'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 Defense 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 --(TrIVF+14TZLITIA T Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 Approved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705 / / /4 / / / '%/ / / / / / / / / / / / / V ' i'l '' / / 7/ / 7 / / Vz / / /) / / / / / / / YiA / VZ rd rfj, 0 / / / / 7/z / / T 0 J.'," 41,./ ZApproved for Release: 2016/07/05 CO2993705',609WW, _ _ Z./ I