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Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927AO06100030003-1 Nwe SECRET C 0 N T E N T S (Information as of noon EDT, 26 October 1967) THE WEEK IN PERSPECTIVE VIETNAM Strikes against Phuc Yen air base caused extensive damage and should further reduce North Vietnam's fighter capabilities. Hanoi's massive propaganda in support of antiwar demonstrations in the US sug- gests that it believes such protests are an impor- tant but not determining influence on US policy. PEKING MODERATES CONTINUE TO.PUSH TOWARD NORMALCY The drive by central authorities to restore normal conditions continues to meet some resistance from militant Red Guards, although order has been re- established in much of the country. The moderating trend continues to be reflected in foreign policy as well. INSURGENT ACTIVITY IN THAILAND Communist insurgency has increased in several areas which had been relatively free from such activity in the past. KOREAN DMZ INCIDENTS The rate of North Korean incidents along the Demil- itarized Zone (DMZ) has declined in recent weeks, but this relative lull may be short-lived. Europe THE WEEK IN PERSPECTIVE JONAH RIDES THE SOVIET NUCLEAR-POWERED ICEBREAKER LENIN The world's first nuclear-powered surface ship has been plagued by technolo ica.l problems since it be- an operating in 1960. SECRET 1c Page i WEEKLY SUMMARY 27 Oct 67 Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927AO06100030003-1 II Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927A006100030003-1 SECRET USSR CELEBRATES GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION The jubilee celebrations in Moscow, Leningrad, and the capitals of the 14 Republics will play up the achievements of the last five decades as evidence of the effectiveness of Communist rule. The stress is expected to be on domestic affairs, historic attain- ments and national goals, with plaudits to the mili- tary establishment and to space accomplishments. The average Soviet citizen is approaching the cele- bration with some degree of cynicism inasmuch as improvements for him have been spotty. In the light of recent events abroad, the Soviet leaders will be hard pressed to make credible claims of Communist successes elsewhere in the world. F CZECHOSLOVAK PARTY LEADERS INDECISIVE ON ECONOMIC REFORM Economic reform continues to be a source of dispute within the regime because of its potentially weaken- ing effect on the authority of the party and on the personal power of party officials. Middle East - Africa MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS HEIGHTEN The destruction caused by Israeli shelling of the two refineries at Suez was a major blow to the Egyp ian economy, but may not be enough to satisfy the desire for revenge. Israel may strike against units of the Egyptian Navy responsible for sinking the de- stroyer Eilat. The United Nations adopted a com- promise resolution condemning all cease-fire viola- tions and demanding that both sides prohibit further military activities. POLITICAL INSTABILITY STILL BESETS DAHOMEY Disputes have erupted between President Soglo's military government and the army's watchdog commit- tee, and the long-standing quarrel between Soglo and the army chief of staff has intensified. SECRET Page ii WEEKLY SUMMARY 27 Oct 67 Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927A006100030003-1 Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927A006100030003-1 SECRET NIGERIAN ARMY KEEPS UP THE PRESSURE ON BIAFRA Action in the Nigerian civil war slowed somewhat last week, and federal officials again tried to alla Ibo fears of being massacred. Peace talks have so far failed to materialize. INDIA BUYS MORE SOVIET MILITARY AIRCRAFT Indian officials have agreed to purchase 127 SU-7 fighter-bombers and 12 trainers from the USSR, which is now the leading supplier of arms to India. Western Hemisphere GUYANESE-VENEZUELAN BORDER DISPUTE FLARES AGAIN The Guyanese have become alarmed by reports that Venezuela plans to turn a disputed border island into a military base and they may bring the whole issue before the UN. ARIAS SEES HIS ELECTION PROSPECTS IN PANAMA IMPROVED Arnulfo Arias, twice elected president and twice ousted for authoritarian excesses, expects support in next May's presidential election from several parties now in the government coalition. SECRET Page iii WEEKLY SUMMARY 27 Oct 67 Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927A006100030003-1 Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927A006100030003-1 loftw SECRET NWOO PERONISM A DECLINING THREAT IN ARGENTINA The failure of last week's Peronist demonstrations to draw much support from even the die-hard leader- ship of the Peronist movement is a manifestation of the internal squabbling that has almost destroyed the movement as a threat to Argentine security. CHILEAN LEFTISTS CONTINUE SQUABBLING Disagreements within and among the leftist partiesN is becoming increasingly evident as debate continue about the efficacy of revolutionary armed struggle in Chile. This disunity has so far prevented ef- fective exploitation of President Frei's troubles with his own party. SECRET Page iv WEEKLY SUMMARY 27 Oct 67 Approved For Release 2006/10/12 : CIA-RDP79-00927A006100030003-1