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Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 Secret DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY ARMY review(s) completed. Secret State Dept. review completed 5~ 17 February 1967 No. 0277/67 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 "~"` SECRET ~` (Information as of noon EST, 16 February 1967} VIETNAM During the Tet truce, the Communists engaged in a major resupply effort and initiated more than 300 military incidents. Kosygin's public remarks in London provided no substantive change in Soviet sup- port for Hanoi. Since the end of the truce, Hanoi propaganda on negotiations has been emphasizing the traditional hard-line "four point" formulation. COMMUNIST INSURGENCY IN THAILAND Subversion has had some success in the north and north- east, but a police sweep in the west-central provinces has set back the fledgling Communist efforts in that area. MAOIST LEADERS MOVE TO EASE CULTURAL REVOLUTION Maoist leaders have made concerted efforts in recent days to moderate the Cultural Revolution and to curb the Red Guards. Unlike earlier periods of temporary moderations, Mao and Lin Piao are both represented as endorsing the latest orders to implement the party line. COMMUNIST CHINA MODERATES ANTI-SOVIET CAMPAIGN Although the reasons for the sudden shift in Peking's tactics remain unclear, the move appears to parallel the trend to a more moderate internal policy that took place about 8 February. WAY PAVED FOR SUKARNO'S OUSTER IN INDONESIA Anti-Sukarno forces have taken further steps in prep- aration for formal dismissal action by Congress next month if the President does not resign. SECRET Page i WEEKLY SUMMARY 17 Feb 67 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 S EC IEZET Europe ^aOVIET INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AIR ROUTES EXPANDING P.eroflot began regular service to Canada last November and will initiate flights to both the US and Japan tt-~is spring. Moreover, Moscow is laying the ground- work for the addition of several African countries and i~:. likely to increase its efforts in Latin America. _~EW SOVIET SPACECRAFT PROBABLY INTENDED FOR DUAL MIS5IONS 14 There are indications that the spacecraft tested as Ccamos 133 and 140 may be intended far both manned ~.~Lnar and earth-orbit missions. ',n7ARSAW PACT FAILS TO REACH CONSENSUS ON GERMANY Ar:: the recent foreign ministers' meeting in Warsaw, the Sc~~viets were evidently unable to resolve the policy contradictions created by the receptivity of Rumania and others to West Germany's recent initiatives. GENEVA DISARMAMENT TALKS RESUME ON 21 FEBRUARY The Eighteen Nation Disarman-ent Committee will take up the draft nuclear nonproliferation treaty, about which I:t~aly, West. Germany, and some nonaligned countries continue to have reservations. PARLIAMENTARY PROBLEMS PLAGI7E ITALIAN GOVERNMENT R:.current difficulties :in enacting legislation, shaky party discipline, and dissent on a number of thorny problems have undermined cooperation between the two major coalition partners, the Christian Democrats and tYie Socialists. SECRET page ii WEEKLY SUMMARY 17 Feb 67 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 ~;' b L.lr IC t, 1 Middle East - Africa BRITISH FACE MORE VIOLENCE IN ADEN Violence instigated by competing nationalist groups is pushing the colony toward anarchy, and prospects for a settlement that would allow an orderly transi- tion from British rule are steadily growing worse. TANZANIA SWALLOWS A DOSE OF SOCIALISM President Nyerere last week nationalized commercial banks and some other enterprises. Although he has been moving toward socialism for some time, his abrupt action has brought trade and finance to a near stand- still and jeopardizes treaty negotiations with Kenya and Uganda. POLITICAL SITUATION HEATS UP IN SIERRA LEONE Elections are expected within a few weeks, and tension ha.s risen over an alleged military plot against Prime Minister Margai who also faces a possible merging of his political opposition. Western Hemisphere LABOR-GOVERNMENT TENSION INCREASES IN ARGENTINA The possibility of an outbreak of violence in Buenos Aires during the current Inter-American conferences has increased with the announcement by the General Confederation of Labor of a "struggle plan" to combat the Ongania regime. FURTHER STUDENT UNREST LIKELY IN r?EXICO With a new school year beginning this month, students are likely to renew agitation against university management and the continued imprisonment of students arrested during the army occupation of the autonomous University of Morelia last October. DOMINICAN PRESIDENT MOVES TO WEAKEN OPPOSITION His effort to isolate and weaken the left-of-center- Dominican Revolutionary Party is having some success but may move it closer to the Communists. SN;CRI+'.'1' Page iii WEEKLY SUMMARY 17 Feb 67 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 ~` SECRET `""" FAR EAST Peking has abruptly moderated its tactics toward the Soviet Union, and apparently is also similarly shifting its approach to the Cultural Revolution. On 12 February, after nearly three weeks of escalating invective, the Chinese mobs that had been holding the Soviet Embassy in Peking in a virtual state of siege withdrew. Other steps also helped reduce the immediate tensions between Moscow and Peking, but the reasons for the shift are not yet clear. Although Moscow claims credit, the change seems related to Chinese domestic de- velopments. The Peking authorities, led by Premier Chou En-lai, apparently have begun a concerted effort to curb Red Guard excesses. Militants have been advised to ease their approach to erring officials, and broadcasts have criticized young revolution- aries, especially ultraleftists. Unlike similar efforts last fall, these directives bear the endorsement of Mao and other top leaders. The regime still faces serious trouble on many fronts, however, with stiff resistance to Mao supporters evidently continuing in several provinces and fur- ther high military officers being purged. The new year's cease-fire in Vietnam passed without significant military action, but the North Vietnamese mounted a well-organized, major logis- tics effort just north of the Demilitarized Zone, and sent an unusually large number of trucks through the Mu Gia Pass toward the routes through southern Laos. The anti-Sukarno bandwagon rolls on in Indo- nesia. Parliament's unanimous request for Congress to oust the President and bring him to trial seems to leave Sukarno no escape from formal dismissal unless he resigns--a course that the overnment is still trying to arrange. ~ SECRET Page 1 WEEKLY SUMMARY 17 Feb 67 Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 TNAt~,A~vD Approved For Release 2008/06/06 :CIA-RDP79-00927A005600090002-2 +ar ~`'~~ \ y r ~ . ~ ...... .~ay NinF~, i ~ ~ i~ ~ ~ .v ~,,,,,,,, ~Q ng Tri Sepone ' ~ ~~~ T!~24 P- ~..-^.s-.._y 41 ~Saravane ~~ =7~i~~e;~ 4~fte;~ Xuan Lo P H N 0~1