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Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 0 0 I 0 IYTELLIGENCE o Imre -T-O-P-5-ECRET 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 15 September 1958 Copy No. C CENTRAL BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. NO CHANGE IN CLASS. ;I< 1.1 DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANGED TO: IS Ste) NEXT REVIEW DATE: (.7 59 AAUTTERei4 D REVIEWER:. TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629i//// II 0 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 _TAXElk_c_rimade_r_ Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 N../1 1,011,...� � �.�-�� Sod vid 15 SEPTEMBER 1958 L THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait - Chiang says "drastic steps" may be needed if there is no improvement in resupply operations. II. ASIA-AFRICA strug- gle between UAR supporters and other elements in Iraq may be coming to a head. Iraq and UAR reach agreement on de- livery of Soviet bloc arms. Israel - Foreign minister says coun- try may occupy Jordanian territory in event of "chaos" or "impending presence" of UAR. Morocco - Lstiqlal leaders and King will probably be invited to visit Egypt. � Afghan foreign minister to visit Moscow In October; probably will conclude civil air credit agreement. ()Indonesia - Dissident group on Surxini-rn reportedly prepared to surrender. I --T-OP-SEGRE-T Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 \X \\Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 N�s\ X X '\\ X vr `420.1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 15 September 1958 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait situation: The Nationalists continue to attempt to get supplies through to Kinmen, but with little success. Chiang Kai-shek told US officials that "drastic steps" would have to be taken if there is no improvement in the resupply operations during this week. � There are new Communist jet aircraft movements from both the north and south toward the strait area. (Page 1) (Map) Iraq-UAR: II. ASIA-AFRICA the struggle between the UAR supporters and other elements \ may be coming to a head. (Page 4) 11 . x\*. Approved for Release: 2cEOTOTEMITg26 Traai arms: delivery from Egypt by sea \ 'Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 I vi al.:A-AL, I *two to Basra rather than directly from the USSR. The delivery is probably in accordance with the Iraqi-UAR military agree- ment signed on 19 July. A group of Iraqi officers arrived in Cairo last week to discuss Iraqi requirements for Soviet bloc arms. Israel: Foreign Minister Meir has indicated that Israel may move to occupy Jordanian territory in the event of "chaos" in Jordan or the "impending presence" of the UAR on the west bank. (Page D) Morocco-UAR: Istiqlal left-wing leader Mehdi ben Barka told the UAR ambassador in Rabat that he would like to pay Egypt an official visit. The ambassador then recommended that Cairo invite not only Ben Barka but also influential Istiqlal theoretician Allal el-Fassi and King Mohamed V. These over- tures are of particular significance in light of the Istiqlal left. wing's efforts to supplant the moderate Balafrej regime. (Pake 6) Afghanistan-USSR: Afghan Foreign Minister Naim is now scheduled to visit Moscow in mid-October. The US ambassa- dor in Kabul believes an agreement probably will be concluded on the Soviet Union's reported offer of a long-term credit to finance the entire cost of an Afghan civil air development pro- gram. Naim's visit will precede his planned trips to Peiping and Washington. � Indonesia: The army commander in North Sumatra, reported indications that dissidents in Tapanuli were prepared to surrender en masse. He sought policy guidance from Chief of Staff Nasution as to how any such surrender attempt should be handled. The surren- der of this group, which has been the most aggressive of all dis- sident elements -On Sumatra, would be a severe blow to dissident morale and capabilities. (Page 7) (Map) 15 Sept 58 DAILY BRIEF ii -TOP-SEeRE-T ,/ AApproved for Release: 20 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 vi oLA.,A.C. -'4001 %el I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait Situation Nationalist attempts to resupply Kinmen on 13 and 14 September again ran into heavy and accurate artillery fire. Of the three LSAI's scheduled to unload on 13 Septem- ber, only one succeeded in putting cargo--five amphibious tractors--ashore before being driven off. it suc- cessfully oft-loaded but may have been put out of action by Communist shelling. The Nationalists continue to make limited air drops, mostly at night. The amount of supplies getting through to the Kinmen garrison by any means is very small. Resupply of Matsu continues without US escort or Communist interference. Chiang Kai-shek told Admiral Smoot on 12 September that if the US-Nationalist capability to land supplies on Kin- men did not show marked improvement in five days, "dras- tic steps would have to be taken." Nationalist Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Chou Shu-kai, told another official that the Control Yuan expressed anger over the resupply problem to the cabinet on 13 September. With the Legislative Yuan convening on 16 September, Chou felt that the cabinet could expect no peace from any quarter. A large group of jet fighters,possibly a naval unit, which moved from Hainan Island to Canton to Nanchang on 9-10 September apparently continued to Hangchow on 11 Septem- ber. Associated transport flights suggest that the fighters will continue to Ningpo, from where they might deploy to one of the northern strait coastal fields. Another large group of jet aircraft moved from the Nan- chang area to Canton on 14 September. It could not be deter- mined whether they were fighters or light bombers. It is -T-OP SECRET 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 1 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 -POP SECRET *Pk 4. Piston fighter � Jet fighter ey�n Communist troop IF Piston light bomber wilv strength + Jet light bomber (Inn Nationalist troop s'"" strength Ground-attack SELECTED AIRFIELDS INDICATED IN BOLD TYPE Hengyang, 30078 80806/80915 Hankow Wuc n NANCHANG CHANGSHU 568,000 Nanking �1�04L- uhu HANGCHOW � CIftIHSIEH- A Foochow. NANTA LUNGTI LI HENG HUI* CHINGYA UNGCHI MACHIVG GUMMI CANTON + Swato .. HONG KONG SOUTH CHINA SEA KACKNI -AO IS. a NINGP LUCHIA Wencho I� ghai CHOU SHAN I 0 EAST CHINA SEA KM BAY MATSU IS 3 000 TA WAN STRAIT WEITOU PEN. INMEN IS. ,000 PENGHLIS 16,000 (TAIWAN 331,000 0 ISTATUTE MILE, 31)0 --TOP-SECREt Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 1 t/ 411110 possible, however, that these are jet fighters which were train- ing in the Nanchang area on 6 September and which may have been withdrawn from some of the coastal fields for that purpose. In any case, it seems probable that they will deploy to coastal fields from Canton. Six North China Fleet vessels--two submarines, three sub chasers, and an auxiliary--which moved from Tsingtao to Shanghai on 10 September apparen11yrc through 12 September. Poland has announced that the first meeting between Chi- nese Communist Ambassador Wang Ping-nan and Ambassador Beam will take place on 15 September in Warsaw's Mysliwiecki Palace. In its first comment on President Eisenhower's speech, Peiping, in a People's Daily editorial on 15 September, uses abusive language in denying charges of aggression and reit- erating its adamant position on Taiwan and the offshore islands. The editorial's tone is somewhat moderated in commenting on the prospect of negotiations, stating "This is not a bad thing if � it is not aimed at deceiving world opinion." It warns, however, of "grave consequences" if US convoying operations do not cease, a threat which probably will be repeated at the ambas- sadorial talks to increase world apprehension and to under- score Peiping's insistence that the fate of the offshore islands is an internal matter. Soviet bloc commentaries are describing the speech as in- dicating an "unchanged" US position and as an effort to justify "provocation" against Communist China. A Pravda editorial of 13 September suggested that the Soviet UN de-Thgation may pro- pose in the General Assembly session a ban on the "movement of foreign fleets for purposes of political pressure, blackmail, and provocation." The Chinese Communists are using the Taiwan Strait sit- uation to expand the regime's militia organizations and integrate them with the new "communes," where they are to strengthen control over the peasants and provide a large organized labor 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 2 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 TOP SECRET 4111�11 pool. Peiping's propaganda asserts that militiamen will fight the US "with arms in one hand and tools in the other " TOP SECRE 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 3 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 ....A 4.J.L.o...ri-z-r Itio0 IL ASIA-AFRICA UAR Reports on Iraqi Affairs continuing conflicts within the new regime in Baghdad and growing Egyptian involvement in Iraqi affairs. The question of union with the UAR is apparently a major cause of the internal struggle, and Nasir is attempting to allay suspicions of var- ious Iraqis regarding his intentions. Arif had convinced Qasim of the "necessity" of replacing Iraqi civilian cabinet ministers with members of the army. How- ever, Arif's own status is unclear, since it was announced in Baghdad on 12 September that he had been relieved of his posi- tion as deputy chief of staff. He still retains his dual position as minister of interior an Sources: NSA 3/0/Q0D/T21452, T21238, and T21245, 6, 9, and 11 Sept 58 (Top Secret Eder)d -TOP-SEeRET 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved. for for 2020/01/23 CO2996629 CRT %4114 Israeli Concern Over Jordanian Situation Israeli Foreign Minister Meir has suggested that, if Nasiris domination of Jordan becomes apparent, Israel may move to occupy Jordanian territory without waiting for any overt act of aggression on the part of the UAR, 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 5 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 I Nal UAR Activities in Morocco The UAR ambassador in Rabat, suggestect tflatthree prominent Moroccans representing various political tenden- cies be invited to visit Cairo. Istiqlal left-wing leader Mehdi ben Barka, president of the Moroccan Consultative Assembly, had requested an official invitation for himself, according to the ambassador. The ambassador recommended that the first invitation be sent to Ben Barka with the suggestion that he in- clude Cairo in his proposed visit to Peiping next month. Ben Barka is currently allied with Moroccan Vice Premier Abder- rahim Bouabid and labor leader Mahjoub ben Seddik in an effort to wrest control of the party and government from moderate Premier Balafrej and to limit severely the power and influence of King Mohamed V. The ambassador suggested that a second invitation be directed simultaneously to the influential Istiqlal theoretician, Allal el-Fassi, "out of flattery to him." El-Fassi--notably cool toward Cairo for the past year--has been actively attempting to heal the breach between the moderate and left-wing factions of the party. The ambassador's third recommendation was that Nasir send a letter to the Moroccan King inviting him to Cairo and expressing support for his position regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from North Africa, for Algeria, and for libera- tion of North Africa from the vestiges of imperialism. Such a letter, he said, would reassure the King and "put an end to the intrigue which wishes to portray us as the greedy one who is desirous of imposing his authority on North Africa." The American Embassy in Rabat reports that since the UAR ambassador's arrival this summer he has attempted to present himself as the conscience of the Arabs. He and the UAR military attache, who maintains close contacts with Algerian rebels in Morocco, with the Istiqlal left wing, and with Moroccan irregu- lars are probably attempting to cultivate all groups in an effort to enhance Cairo's influence during the present political insta- bility in Morocco. iCIP SECRET 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 6 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 4111k At , Si bol 1 SIDI o --`, I_ - __Ben GAPORE ....1,- A.: Pinang rs ....% \�, \4 ....( 5,61' ' ' RIAU SLANDS i ur-� Pak anbar u - 0 -0.-� 1 �71', '\\.,,,_ Bukitt 1,-, Pad `inggi g E IR M T Pexiarrari- n enia-t- _, I ."1: 1) / A N ( ' r--', I r, -5- , 0 (.:' 1,1 A N vc, ,----- -s- -- Pipeline �Railroad Miles 2?0 gO621 80915 2 KAM OF OVEN. Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 %AU sJEA.41.E. Ned NM, Major Dissident Group on Sumatra May Surrender Ever since the collapse of formal resistance to central government forces On Sumatra last May, the Tapanuli dissi- dents have been perhaps the most active and effective of all rebel elements on the island in mounting guerrilla attacks on central government outposts and lines of communication. Dur- ing the first half of August, they maintained a sustained offen- sive against major government-held towns in Tapanuli, but their activities have since subsided, probably because of the virtual exhaustion of their slender stocks of ammunition. In addition, communications intelligence contains some indi- cation of differences between the two major dissident com- manders in North Sumatra, which might also be a factor in- clining the Tapanuli elements toward surrender. The surrender of their forces in Tapanuli would be a severe blow to the morale and capabilities of the Sumatran dissidents and would greatly facilitate the central govern- ment's task of suppressing by military means those rebel elements still remaining in the field in Central Sumatra and the east coast region of North Sumatra. TOP SECRI3-1 15 Sept 58 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 7 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 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 Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization Special Assistant for Security Operations Coordination Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities Special Assistant for Foreign Economic Policy Special Adviser to the President The Treasury Department The Secretary of the Treasury The Department of State The Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary for Administration The Counselor Director, International Cooperation Administration The Director of Intelligence and Research The Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense The Deputy Secretary of Defense The Secretary of the Army The Secretary of the Navy The Secretary of the Air Force The Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff Commandant, United States Marine Corps 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 Assistant to Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Deputy Director for Intelligence, The Joint Staff Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army Director of Naval Intelligence, Department of the Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Commander in Chief, Pacific The Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director Atomic Energy Commission The Chairman National Security Agency The Director National Indications Center The Director United States Information Agency The Director Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2996629 Approved for Release. 2020/1211 CO2996629 /.�; (/ 1/ TOP-SECRET for A p proved for Release: 2020/01/23