Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
January 27, 2020
Document Release Date: 
January 30, 2020
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
December 26, 1958
PDF icon CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULL[15777405].pdf447.34 KB
f Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 3.5(c) NNW 3.3(h)(2) 26 December 1958 Copy No. U CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. 2.0 r(.) c! :N CLA. CLA;=:!=). FED toio NEX r REVIEW DATE: 14 _Lete. DATE f Jr_745:Yj TOP SECRET /// Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO30102227/7 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 � %. � 44dP MEN lid am Mk, Approved f7r1:rean7202.6757173 C03010222 rri-%r C+ rin Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 �hod 26.DEQEMBER 1958 I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Shelepin's appointment as chief of Soviet security police intended to emphasize party control. OW: 3tatement on 24 December ac- tivity at Tyura Tam Missile Test Rangp (na014 i 7ally Brief) II. ASIA-AFRICA Iraqi division commanders, previous- ly reported planning to oust Qa.sim, meeting in Baghdad. Greek and Turkish foreign ministers reach measure of agreement on frame- work of Cyprus'settlement. 0 New Moroccan Government faces Berber resistance and foreign bases Issues. O South Korea - Rhee uses strongarm tactics to pass legislation restrict- ing civil liberties; police break up demonstration in Pusan. O Re-election of leftist mayor in Singa- pore underscores extremist control of city's affairs. III. THE WEST Cuban rebels intensify and widen ac- tivity; put Santiago, second largest city, under heavy pressure. � Return of ex-President Arias is new threat to stability of De la Guardia ad- ministration in Panama. 0 Minority Icelandic Government will probably serve as caretaker until spring elections. LATE ITEM � USSR - Gromyko unyielding on Ber- lin and pessimistic on prospects for agreement at Geneva. Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 z / / ApProved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO3010222 1110 TOP SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 26 December 1958 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC *USSR: Aleksandr N. Shelepin, until April 1958 head of the Soviet youth organization Komsomol and recently a high official in the party apparatus under Khrushchev, has been named to succeed General Serov as chief of the Soviet secret police (KGB). The appointment of an official ap- parently far removed from the security service is probably intended to emphasize party control over the KGB and seems to be in line with Khrushchev's private statements that he planned to downgrade the police further. The Supreme Soviet announcement made no mention of a new position for Serov. Soviet missile activity: Guided Missile Intelligence Committee statement of 1500 EST, 24 December 1958: At approximately 1100 EST, 24 December, the So- viets launched a vehitle on the Tyura Tam Missile Test Range, believed to be an ICBM test vehicle, but there are indications that it failed to reach the impact area in the '0,cinity of the Kamchatka peninsula. It is noted that the last successful ICBM was in late May and there was a probable unsuccessful ICBM in mid- It may be several days before sufficient data is avail- able to state definitely the degree of success achieved or, perhaps, this data will never be known, as is the pre situation with the last three Soviet space ventures, 4kirp7o�v�e-d7W-k2020/01/23 C03010222r Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 �060 TOP SECRET II. ASIA-AFRICA *Iraq: The four Iraqi divisional commanders, who have been reported planning to oust Prime Minister Oasim. are now meeting in Baghdad, The ostensible reason for the meeting, scheduled to last until 30 December, is probably the Iraqi army maneuvers stheduled to be held near Hab- Cyprus: The Greek and Turkish foreign ministers have apparently reathed a wide measure of agreement on the gen- eral framework of a Cyprus settlement, which would be based on guaranteed independence. Further progress now depends largely on Greek Premier Karamanlis' ability to accept such a solution despite expected strong criticism from his political opposition in Athens and possibly from Arch- bishop Makarios. On Cyprus, EOKA. has offered to cease all terrorist activities provided the British reciprocate. The government recently released over 500 detainees and lifted same iong-standhur 1- rfPum nn thn wirytrarylom� Greek Cypriots. Morocco: King Mohamed V ended Morocco's month- long government crisis on 24 December by investing a broadly representative cabinet under Abdallah Ibrahim, a leader of the Istiqlal party left wing. The new govern- ment appears to reflect more adequately than its predeces- sors e major elements of Moroccan society and thus may be able to deal more successfully with the pressing problem of Berber tribal dissidence. New difficulties with France will probably follow if the new leaders extend more energetic support to the Al- gerian rebels or move to expropriate French-held agri- cultural lands. They can be expected to renew at an early date Moroccan pressure for the evacuation of French and Spanish troops and the American air bases. 26 Dec 58 DAILY BRIEF ii 1_ El 72PitSf/g3",f�T ,Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO301E227 A Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 41111 I.11 4.-.01...4 \Z.,' *South Korea: The action taken by the Rhee administra- tion in forcefully evicting opposition Democrats and inde- pendents from the South Korean National Assembly in or- der to ram through a bill designed to curtail civil liberties can be expected to provoke bitterness and resentment throughout South Korea. (SECRET) The South Korean police, who have been alerted to prevent popular demon- strations, broke up a protest meeting in Pusan on 25 December. The South Korean armed forces have been instructed by Minister of Defense Kim Chona-vol to re- main aloof (TOP SECRET EIDER) mgap re: me re-election on 23 December of Singapore/s left wing mayor, an official of the Commu- nist-infiltrated People's Action party, underscores the likelihood that extreme leftists will control the Singa- pore Government following the achievement of internal self-rule next year. III. THE WEST Cuba: Rebel activity is intensifying and spreading. An attack on a sugar mill in Matanzas province is the first outbreak of such activity in this area. The govern- ment has placed all its security forces on a full alert status at least until after 1 January. Meanwhile, the Cuban army commander in besieged Santiago, the second largest city, is under pressure either to surrender the city or declare it an onen ritv in order to avert ftirthAr hl nod shnd ranama. a new tnreat to political stability hag arisen with the return of ex-president Arnulfo Arias and his strong condemnation of the government and the National Guard leaders in his initial press interview. Various factions critical of President de la Guardia are seeking the colla- boration of Arias who has long been adept at stirring up 26 Dec 58 DAILY BRIEF Ui TOP SECRET z Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 rJ Fl mob action and apparently now regaris conditions as ripe for his return to power. Iceland: The minority government of Social Demo- cratiZIriTnie Minister Emil Jonsson formed on 23 De- cember is expected to be kept in office by Conservative parliamentary support until new elections are held, prob- ably next spring. This government is unlikely to be able to take effective action on the country's serious economic problems, however, primarily because of opposition from the Communists who no longer have cabinet representa- tion, but still dominate the trade union movement. LATE ITEM *USSR: In a speech to the Supreme Soviet on 25 Depem- ber,-767-�eign Minister Gromyko struck a firm and unyield- ing tone on both Berlin and the Geneva nuclear test talks. He reiterated Khrushchev's warnings that if the West rejects the Soviet proposal for converting West Berlin into a de- militarized free city, the USSR will transfer control over Allied access to the East Germans. In a further effort to maintain a crisis atmosphere on this issue, Gromyko said West Berlin "may become a second Sarajevo." His remarks on the prospects for agreenient at Geneva were very pes- simistic. He charged the United States and Britain have de- cided to prevent an agreement and attacked the West's insis- tence on linking extension of a one-year test suspension to progress on other disarmament measures, and Western views on decision-making procedures in the control organ. He warned that no agreement will be possible if the West does not abandon these "invalid conditions." 26 Dec 58 DAILY BRIEF iv TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO3010227 / rrr. T 07,7 1 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 Itse Nvoi 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 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 .-1e1914iFh9ENT-424,L� Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222 41R,fialize,g(i7 /04 �TOVSECRET--- ZZ/ZZ/77,4",,,,,,ZZApproved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03010222ejmjjjjjj