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4. Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 RIFF ZIMIIIC I 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 1 September 1958 Copy No, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. . NO CHANGE INNG1... 10: ...\,iiENIV DATE: TOP SECRET FIEViEWEr Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 01\ IP\ Aft Wm A IP& -- Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 �Nre -Tela-SEeRET- Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 *grof *GO TOP SECRET + Air Build-up rinn Communist troop � strength coo Nationalist troop strength 4. Ground-attack III SELECTED MAJOR AIRFIELDS Hengyang, /HAINAN 80806 80830 U TIEN ANG NO QUEMOY IS. 86,000 OY PESCADORES IS 16,000 Changshu i+ Piston fighter )3. Jet fighter +Piston light bomber +Jet light bomber Nanking Chuhsien Hangchow NINGPO LUCHIAO Wenchow Foocof4.-MATSU IS. Fooc o POSSIBLE 23,000 I JO NT OPERATIONS LIE CENTER 48,NAN NGCHI KAOC 80,00 �Canton CHEN Al 40.� 0 SOUTH CHINA SEA -TOP SECRET TAIWAN 331,000 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 kilo yr' Jzt....nr� 1 1%0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 1 September 1958 DAILY BRIEF Taiwan Strait Situation (as of 0100 EDT, 1 September): With the exception oL-renewed and apparently heavy shelling of Tungting, a small island south of Kinmen (Quemoy), on 31 August, there has been a general lull in Chinese Commu- nist military activity in the Kinmen area since 29 August. Light and sporadic firing against other islands has continued and has been directed mainly at the Tan islands and Kinmen airfield and resupply beach. Reconnaissance aircraft over the Fukien coast on 30 August encountered no aerial opposi- tion, and for two days radar has failed to detect hostile air- craft over the coast or in operation at any of the airfields be- tween Swatow and Luchiao. The lull in naval activity may be due to rough seas which would have hampered operations of the Communists' small craft. The continued build-up of Chinese Communist military strength in the area opposite Taiwan indicates that the Commu- nists are preparing for heavy harassment and interdiction activ- ities if not a major assault. The supply situation on Kinmen and Matsu remains good, but the two Tan islands have been cut off for several days. Peiping continues to broadcast statements from the Fukien Front Command to the Kinmen garrison appealing for the defec- tion of individual senior officers. The US Embassy in Taipei be- lieves that while the defection of a garrison on one or more of the islands would be a heavy blow to morale on Taiwan, the Com- munists are overestimating their chances of success. In domes- tic broadcasts, Peiping is still almost ignoring the Taiwan Strait situation. An enlarged session of the Politburo of the Central Commit- tee met from 17 to 30 August. The first broadcast concerning its discussions was limited to economic matters. (Map on reverse side of page) TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 i - a " 4 .."/ - " - / Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 _ _ _ USSR: Pravda declared on 30 August that the Soviet Union will give Communist China the "necessary moral and material help" and warned that any "aggression by the United States" in the Far East will inevitably lead to the spreading of war to other areas. The editorial was designed to arouse further world-wide apprehension over the prospect of general hostilities. The statenent stons shorLoLeommitting Moscow to any military action. USSR-Libya: The USSR has submitted a broad offer of economic aid to Libya. Prime Minister Kubar fears accept- ance would lead to an influx of Soviet technicians, but that on the other hand, rejection would be used by the USSR to strength- en the hand ion forces. IL ASIA-AFRICA UAR propaganda: The UAR government-controlled press and radio have, after a brief lull, strongly attacked the lead- ers of anti-Nasir Arab governments, despite the UNGA reso- lution on 21 August in which the Arab states in effect pledged non-interference in each others affairs. The Cairo press warned Jordan on 30 August that if quick arrangements were not made for withdrawal of foreign troops, "tension will re- turn to the area, and this time it will be very severe and dan- gerous." The Syrian press has been assailing the governments of Jordan and the Sudan. In addition, on 28 August, it launched the strongest attacks to date on Tunisian Prime Minister Bour- guiba, comparing him with Iraq's late Nun i Said as an "agent of imperialism and an enemy of the Arabs." ILL THE WEST Iceland-Britain: Fishery experts of eight nations in Paris failed to reach a compromise before Iceland's unilateral ex- tension of its fish conservation limits to 12 miles became ef- fective on 1 September. Iceland continued to insist on 1 Sept 58 DAILY BRIEF ii TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 , recognition of the new limit. Despite last-minute efforts to prevent clashes between the British fish protection squadron and Iceland's coastguard, there is a possibility that some incidents will occur. Mexico: Last week's student and labor violence have contributed to an unstable situation which the American Embassy views with grave concern. Efforts may be made to discredit outgoing President Ruiz Cortines, on the occa- sion of his last state of the union message on 1 September. Although the 40-year rule of the Party of Reyolutionary In- stitutions will be continued under President-elect Lopez Mateos, leftists who have won increased control in key unions will seek to influence the new administration. 1 Sept 58 DAILY BRIEF iii TOP SECRET 04 A Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 Approved for Release: 2026/01/23 C6172473 volore Nis* 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 --09MHDENT-IAL-- Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473 IJF I 0 -TOP-SECRET- Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C03172473