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November 17, 2016
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August 3, 2000
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September 1, 1956
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Fi4~'ovb2lRFor Release 2000/8f%24 sG~8RDP70-00F CIA Chief Warns of Red '~Qj amentary Conquest' The Kremlin is grasping "fresh opportunities" in Italy, France' and Indonesia in a more deceptive and. dangel'ous strategy of parliamentary conquest instead of armed force against free countires, Alien W: Dulles, Central Intelligence Agency director, warned yesterday. In a 2,500-word analysis for the House Committee on Un- American Activities, Mr. Dulles, - -- declared ''the danger of parlia The Commri silts see their mentary compromises with the greatest oppor ,unities where C;:ommunists even in Europe is; have the strongest pen- not to be ignored." The threat, etration Into the parliamentary ts greater in Asia, because it is?machinery of free governments. generally less understood, he !In several countries these ~pene- 1said. trations are serious." "The Communists propose to ? Notes Parl 4)nent Power infiltrate our free legislative Mr. Dulles n,4rd that tlbe 590- 1 systems, to take over our par-`;member Italian" parliament has ,liamentary governments, and to 143 Communist members. He use the freedom which our added that 75 Netmi "fellow- ystem of government gives to tr, aveling eft-wing Socialists," destroy all vestiges of thatI nsistentlY_ vote and act with system," the CIA head charged. the Comm ihists. The French Should Recognize Danger parliament,' he recalled, has 150. "The free world is confronted Communises Aplong its 600 mem- bers. In Indonesia, he said, the with the plain fact that a great hommunist Party received six foreign power with vast re- million, votes, qr 17 per cent of sources to back a program of the total electorate, last Septem- ;subversion and cajolery proposes ,her and hav 39 members, or to do everything it can to see to ,15 per cent, f the total in the it that free governments shall ' Indonesian Assembly. perish.... It is well to recogni