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Approved For Rase 2007/03/0(5 P79T00472A8W400030007-4 25X1 5 OCI No. 1598/65 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Office of Current Intelligence 6 May 1965 State Dept. review completed INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM Situation in the Dominican Republic (Report - Summary o ua xon from 9:00 pm - 5000 am EDT) 1. Despite the ceasefire, sporadic sniper fire continues against US forces and four more American paratroopers were wounded late yesterday. Contrary to some press reports appearing this morning, no US military personnel are known to have been captured by rebel forces. Total US casualty figures now stand at eight killed and 54 wounded in action. Approved or Release - Approved For Relrase 2007/03/06,979T00472AWI 400030007-4 40 There is additional information on condi- tions at several points in the interior. The area around San Juan de las Matas is quiet and anti- rebel forces are in control. This is the area just to the west of Santiago near where the extremists launched their abortive guerrilla effort in late 1963. San Pedro de Macoris reports a isturbing situa- tion there which may well be prevalent in other parts of the country. He says the food situation is serious and yet local merchants have raised prices for foodstuffs they have in stock. Most of the people are unable to buy needed foods. In La Romana, the site of a US-owned sugar mill on the south coast there has reportedly been some unrest. 5. Ambassador Bennett reports some recent progress in the formation of a more broadly based government to represent the anti-rebel forces. The loyalist military officers have agreed to the naming of General Antonio Imbert as a member or president of a new junta, but there has been dif- ficulty in obtaining the cooperation of respected civilians who could represent the country's major political currents. Most have refused outright or have imposed impossible conditjonsm Late last 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 267/03/06 : CIA-RDP79TOO472 001400030007-4 ? Approved For Re'? se 2007/03/06sEe1pT79T00472Af "400030007-4 night, however, the ambassador reported that it seemed likely that a trio of civilian "technicians" has come forward which "might provide us with a government with enough base to give us a breathing spell." 6. Early this morning the Organization of American States approved a United States resolu- tion to establish an inter-American peace force in the Dominican Republic. The vote was 14 to 5 (Mexico, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay) with Venezuela abstaining. The OAS will be in control of the force and can withdraw it when it is no longer needed. Members have been asked to con- tribute forces and a command arrangement will be determined by the individual national commanders consulting among themselves. The size of individual contingents will be determined by the OAS unified commanders. 7. The delegate of Caamano's rebel govern- ment, Antonio Rosario, a member of the extreme left and anti-American faction of the Social Christian Revolutionary Party apparently appeared at the meeting but did not attempt to unseat the loyalist Dominican delegate Jose Bonilla Atiles. The showdown was evidently avoided through the technicality that Rosario was a delegate to the OAS Council and not to the Meeting of Foreign Ministers that established the inter-American force. Approved For Release 20 25X1 Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP79T00472AO01400030007-4 Next 2 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2007/03/06 : CIA-RDP79T00472AO01400030007-4