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August 7, 1959
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CAvl Sanitized - Approved Fo e : CIA-RDP62500231A0001 7 August 1959 TO: Assistant Director for Research and Reports FROM: Acting Chief, Economic Research Area SUBJECT: Activity Report for the Dilenth Or' July 1959 Current end Other $upport Activities Intsrlthisent-?2E22EI 1. ORR support for CCI during the month involved preparation of articles dealing with probable modification in ino-Soviet Bloc agricultural organisations, pipeline construction, nieyear economic plan results, and new developments and negotiations in Bloc trade, aid and arms programs Attention continued to be focused on newdevelopments in the Chinese communes, Khrushchev's doctrinal problems with the Soviet architects also were examined. 2. Support to the DCI and the DEVI included preparation of briefings on civil defense and Soviet Pace offers to Ethiopia. DVI updated and revisel portions of a briefing paper for the DCI on USSR guided missiles, aircraft, submarines, and military expenditures. lass prepared a briefing on the Northern Sea Route which was presented by the DCI to the National Security Council. 3. In conjunction with the ONE St 1', I/OR reviewed and prepared comments for the signatura of ADIS on * draftpaper on the Soviet ICBM program prepared by 25X1C8c 25X1C8c 4. During July, conclusive evidene was received of the existence of a surface-to-air guided missile site in iast Germany. Mr. I/C24, is preparing a briefing on the subject fsr the CIA Guided Missiles Forum sponsored by OSI. Since it is likely thlt the,edssile system observed in East Germany is deployed at other locattsns iU the Satellites as well as in the USSR, a detailed collection guide on the aystem is being prepared by I/GM at the specific request of PD/P. tetra.- 5. Support for the USIB Watch Comvtttee vas largely concerned with Bloc arms trade, the effects of weather conditions on China, and the negative implications of internal Soviet developments. 25X1A9a 25X1A98 Sanitized - Approved F14Mrlir CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 44. 6. Chief, ERA, briefed both Vice President Nixon and Dr. Milton Eisenhower in preparation for their visit to the Soviet Union. Other support provided be the Economic Research Area for the Vice President's trip incleded a special brief prepared by I/PE for Admiral Rickover on compressors for gaseous diffusion plants which vas subnitted to NED OSI, and a brief ide 25X1X1 u ic was prepare( by P briefed members of Vice President Nixon's grov.nrior to their departure, and AG submitted information for use in . briefing the Vice President and Dr. Hilton Eicenhower. 8. Cider, I/GM, participated in a special trip to Eeadvarters, Strategic Air Commenn,?to discuss a number of aspects of SAC:s planning for operational ICBM launch facilities. 25X1X1 9. Chief, I/ME, met with members of the Institute of Defense Analyses (ILA) to d'ecuss the goals and methodology of the Ueepons Systems Evaluation Gronp's MSG) project to set up U.S. defense expenditures on a program buds. 25X1C8c 10. VW. briefed MEAD intelligence structure, on some of the kinds of economic analysis of the Soviet guided missile production and deployment program being performed in ORR, noeether 1:ith our general conclusions. on the status of the program. U. Ae a resnit of earlier discussions -with AM officials, Nr.111110 25X1A9a I/EZ, prepered intorontion requirements to guide AIC in constructing entimated technical nescriinnoes of equipment used in the Soviet TNT system. The results if the AT)C verk well be used by I/EE as an aid :in costing Soviet air defense. 25X1A9a I/EE vas visited by MOW 2ca for discussions on projectiom of Soviet air defense radars, and by per3onne/ of SAC for further discussion on Soviet radar OB. 25X1A9a 13. Nessre. EY:, visited the Tactical Air Command at larnley Force Base 25X1A9a 14. 111111111111 IPE, provided information to the Departments of Navy and Commerce on the availability of anti-friction bearings in the Sino-Soviet Bloc. Ne of tae same branch was consulted by the Departments of Odedeerce and Defense in regard to licensing exports of certain types of machine teas. to discuss air defense data tesnumisaion systems. 2 25X1Ma ? ----Sanitize --- Approvqd,fOr .;Release CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 414110?10111040 25X1A9a 25X1A5a1 25X1A5a1 AG, artici ated i* briefing 16. As a result of conversations between KJ/FP and representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission, the AEC will &mist en answering qgestions concerning coats of the Soviet nuclear program. , 25X1A9a 17. Mrs. '/TR, prepared a briefing on Sino-Soviet Bloc Maritine Fleets which Chief, D S, will deliver at a conference of the National Maritime Research Board chaired by Admiral Radford. 25X1A5a1 25X1A9a 18, Mr. S/TF, together vith;Mr. 25X1A5a prepared a text entitled "Etonomice as an Element of National Peeler." The text includes a discussioncof the tools of economic analysis and a comparison of the American and Soviet economies. It is being published by the U.S. Army War College. 19, S/TD completed the preparation of intelligence statements on approximately tvo-thirds of the items o* the CCCOM lists during the month. Melbers of S/TD and other ERA analysts *Leo participated in EDAC Technical Taek Groups which formulated recommendations for redefinition of some of the items. 20. An "Alphabetical Index of Inteenational Lists" prepared by S/TD was published and disseminated. At the reqeest of State Department, copies were provided for distribution to all U.S. Fereign Service Posts. Copies have also been distributed to Departments of Defense, Commerce, and Treasury, and to DD/P. Research plaeningt. Pregrem,Sukportl_ pecial Proeeets 25X1A5a1 21. Messrs. isite 25X1A5a1 25X1D2 discuas the results of a study on Soviet 25X1D2afield army communications equipment which has proved to be a very useful source for I/EE research on military electronic expenditures. 25X1A5a1 22. Messrs. conferred with Chief, MAT, concerning a training progeam for ERA personnel in the field of nonferrous metals and minerals, composition of the panel of consultants, 25X1X4 25X1A5a1 3 Sanitized - Approved rierillage : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 25X1A5a1 Sanitized - Approved Ezmajainie : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 ???? 25X1X6 USIB E75.212.Sat-EE2SEam 24. Mr. State Department PE met with re resentatives 25X1X4 25. I/EE has conducted preliminary informal discussions with the USIB Committee 25X1X4 25X1A5a1 27. A translation by mirm of a Promkshlenno-Ekonomicheskaya Gazeta article by A. Borisov, Chairman of the Saviet Steel Delegation to the U.S., was furnished to Although tationsenvtt.!Pli.etscopiesofe..delegSovachofits published reports, the Soviets have not responded to the U.S. group's request for reciprocity. This considerably slanted newspaper item is the nearest 25X1A5HP roach to a report by the Soviet delegation that has thus far been observed 29. M/AG submitted comments to the Secretary, USIB Ad Hoc Committee on Exchanges, on exchanges suggested by the Department of Agriculture as a basis for negotiating the 1960-61 US-USSR exchanges. Miscellaneous 30. Members of A/Ur prepared re ireaents for Mr. 25X1A5a1 25X1A5a1 25X1A5a1 25X1A5a1 25X1A5a1 25X1A5a1 Sanitized - ApprovedellIsiltoloose : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 Sanitized - Approvt4ifor_ReLease : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5 ? 25X1A5a1 32. Messrs. Z of A/E presented lectures for OTR on "Economic Prospects in-Czechoslovakia, East Germany and 25X1A9a Poland." 25X1D1a 33. Chief, D/I, and Chief together with the DD/I, DAD/RR, Chief, ERA, and other DD/I personnel, met with General Samford, Director, NSA, and members of his staff. At this meetings, NSA stated that it was unable to comply with CIA's request for expanded coverage of one aspect of 25X1D1a SUbsequently, Chief, D/I, prepared a letter 25X1D1a which was forcarded to General Samford by the DD/I suggesting an interim compromise solution during the next year. 25X1X6 35. The Strategic Intelligence S.:hool was addressed by Deputy Chief, ERA. on the subject of economic intelligence and by Deputy Chief, D/I, on the strategic intelligence process. 25X1A5a1 25X1A9a Distribution: 1 - OAD/RR 1 - ea Division. Branch and Staff Chief 1 - OCh/G 1 - OChiE 4 St/PR St/PR/RR:ABIjams:b1w/2803 (7 Aug 59) 5 6014110111zilsialiki Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62500231A000100220014-5