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July 26, 1949
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Approved For Tease 200 CIA-RDP79V-f INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS GROUP IEEJKLY SUMMARY NO. 30 For week ending 26 July 1949 volume II The International 'eek Ratification of the Atlantic Pact by the US Senate (82-13) was the week's most outstanding event, The UN Trusteeship Council concluded its fifth session, endorsing US administration of the Pacific Islands. Meanwhile, in Geneva,ECOSOC turned to consider- ation of the Point IV program. The US proposed that the UN Atomic Energy Commission drop further talks on atomic energy control until such time as the great powers corild attain some agreement. In the world of labor, a committee of sixteen non- Communist trade unions set to work in London drafting a constitu- tion and program for the new non-Communist international. A Rising European concern over MAP. `1ith the Atlantic Pact about- uropean Pact members and other prospective arms recipients are anxiously awaiting the Congres- sional debate on the MAP. .',Testern Europe is well aware that the AP, despite Congressional doubletalk, is a firm US commitment to aid them if attacked; but it is in mortal fear that such a com- rnitment, unless implemented by sufficient aid to nut it in a posture of defense, will guarantee no more than eventual liber- ation from Soviet occupation. Several countries,particularly France, have already strongly urged that the arms program is essential to give reality to the AP, and should Congress appear hesitant to pass MAP in full this year, their pressure on the US will mount steadily in intensity. The 1'.estern European states are acutely conscious of their almost complete lack of adequate t t~'lP as an forces at present and have consistently looked to the r indispensable complement of the Atlantic Pact. Consequently, US failure to initiate arms aid promptly will not only cause a severe psychological reaction in Western Europe but will also delay and undercut present ':;estern Union efforts to build up its common defense. - I - - T NO . DOCUMEN NO CHANGE IN CLASS. -- ECLASSIFIEG7 ecCZ r:HAN X 006514 REVIEWER 06514 Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP79-0109OA000100020022-5 Approved For Release 2001 / , tC-RDP79-01090A000100020022-5 A :? maritime international may create anti-US "Pacific C a r t e l . T nternat ono Union of ong-- ahcireraen and "laritine '' ozker , having; tailed to prolong the Txond.or dock strike, may soon atte,mot to brim, into being; 'the Pacif1c Cartel of longshoremen and maritime 'vo ,ers long championed by its US presideit,, Harry Bridges,, ,._Ii1s "cartel" ),jai conceived by Bridges as a nechanisrn for blocking supply lines tto anti--Communist forces in the !'ar East anti furnishing; sabotage a a espionage tearis to Commun.i t forces. The '.'.'771? incorporating this conception in its strategy, may se,61t to shutoff anticipated 11 .eri_can aid to none-Co_mm.uriist portions of Asia by calling; a series of rlaritirle strikes this fall and winter extending; from the Philippines to ports in J'aPun, South China and 1'alaya. In planning t;ese :strikes, the Australian-born Bridges could prob- ably count on substantial support from the powerful Australian aterside '','orders and Seaman's Unions and also from the New Zealand "aters.ide ':porkers. 'Keenwhile, pro:?tpt exposure and deportation by UK authorities of three representatives of the ".' 'U maritime international ended the belated ';:FTU effort to na o1.on~-- the London dockers strike ";'his effort was to have been au mented by refusal of CG' ^ookers, in all French ports to unload ships arriving from Londona. Al- though these moves care too late to affect the outcome of the 9riti sh strike, the IarseiilesT-based seamen's intornat ional is unlikely to be deterred b~ ttl initial repulse and will prepare for a more serious test of its streri th and capabilities for interfering with "'e^t r?n shippinr,. A Second try at Lausanr a, Aithouph the PC : has reconvened at i.ausanne a axpres n iz of aptiraisn, there is little basic for belief that anythinn substantial an be achieved before the General Assembly meets in September. ''11th the advent of Yr. Porter, the PCC is expected to take on a new dynamism and submit settle- ment proposals of its own in contrast to its previous "post office" lready been service between the nnrties. US approaches have already' made both to Arabs and Israelis. :3yria in particular has indicated a desire to return to Lausanne in i more conciliatory fr:jr;ie of r~.ind with new ne otintors but at the same time it is clear that Damascus expects the US to brim- about concrete Israeli concessions. Furthermore, what understandings the current Arab League nesting will produce is uncertain. Israel vaguely hints tat it is sending its new representative, :.:-hiloah, to -a.usanne with authority to offer cider concessions. 11orvever, until these are spelled out in specific terns of territory, refugees and 3erusalem, it "aould be pre.:.ature to ='ive -aay to -any optimism as to what the PCO, may accomplish. In. all prob