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December 21, 2016
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June 30, 2008
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February 13, 1950
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~j Approved For Release 2008/06/30: CIA-RDP78-01617AO06100060041-9 1214 24818 -:Fop g E C Re E er GENERA L 1. US views on Trieste question--The Department of State has instructed US Embassy Rome to inform the Italian Govern- ment: that the US would approve of the spontaneous initiation of direct Italo-Yugoslav discussions on the Trieste problem. In commenting for the Ambassador's information on a possible Trieste settlement, the Department warns against basing the Italo-Yugoslav discussions too solidly on ethnic principles, because this might call for "unreasonable" Italian concessions, The Department suggests that if the Italo-Yugoslav discussions are successful, an interim de facto regime might be established in Trieste to continue until the amendment of the peace treaty and the termination of Security Council responsibility. The Department also ex- presses the opinion that if the US were to open discussions now with the Yugoslavs on the substance of the Trieste problem, the full force of the tripartite declaration on Trieste would immediately be broken. NEAR EAST-AFRICA 2o INDIA-PAKISTAN. Former Indian Army chief predicts war T US Embassy Karachi has been informed that Field Marshal Auchinleck, following a tour of Pakistan Army units, has privately expressed the belief that "recent troop movements clearly indicate" the probability that a war between India and Pakistan will break out in the early spring of 1950. Accord- ing to the Embassy, the retired former Commander in Chief of the Indian Army believes that Pakistan is now determined to take the initiative in such a war, (CIA Comment. CIA believes that although available information does not confirm the "recent troop movements" cited by Auchinleck, his observations, which apparently reflect .