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February 1, 1950
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Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060035-6 24824 Intl %J a 1220 /'1 T fY GENERAL 1. Western European attitude toward defense planning--The US coordinating committee for European military aid (ECC) expresses concern over the first signs of diminishing European public conviction of the "essential rightness" of proceeding resolutely with combined North Atlantic Treaty defense planning, ECC believes that development of this tendency, together with such unsettling events as the H-bomb and Soviet successes in the Far East, "could lead to a resurgence of the neutrality complex" in Western Europe and a weakening of the will to build Western soli- darity and strength. 2. Southeast Asian views on the Bao Dai Government--The Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern airs, in reporting the impressions gained from the recently con- cluded US diplomatic conference in Bangkok, expresses the opinion that Bao Dai's Asian neighbors consider him to be a "French puppet" and are not prepared to support his government unless its status is modified drastically, The AsststaiitSecretary recommends that US assistance to Indochina be contingent upon a public agreement by the French to take steps which would lead to Indochina's achieving a status. similar to that of Indonesia.. State Dept. review completed a A-)r 77 Aut : .763 Date:l 6 MAR 1978 y: 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060035-6