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Approved For R~a~~10'0'~1p1/~~~I`-{~0975A~D500230001-0 25X1 10 January 1952 25X1 CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN nocur~~r~T No. NO CFIANGE IN CLASS, [ ~ DECIASSIFt~:D CLASS. CHANGcO T{): TS 3 G,~ ,~~ hiCXT t;CViFW e.4TE: _ .,,__~ l+uT HR i 0~~ DATE. ~ ii~~;~_..~n^: Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 25X1 25X1 25X1 DOS review(s) completed. DIA review(s) completed. TAP SECRET 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 Approved 25X1A SU MMAR Y FAR EAST 25X1 terim replacements for De Lattre named age 3). SOUTH ASIA 25X1 3. Comment on Kashmir efforts to throw:... off Indian domination (page 4). NEAR EAST -AFRICA EASTERN :EUROPE 25X1 7. US Ambassador in Warsaw foresees new restrictions on American missions (page 7). WESTERN EUROPE 8. Adenauer wants clarification of German defense contribution. (page- 7). 9. American Ambassador urges early negotiations with. Spain (page 8). 25X1A 25X1A Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 Approved ~ 25X1A 25X1 FAR EAS T 2. Interim replacements for De Lattre named: 25X1A same time Governor-General Gautier, De Lattre's chief civil aide, was named Acting High Commissioners. De Lattre will probably need several months to recover from a recent operat'pion. The US Military Attache in Hanoi has. been in- formed that General Salan, General de Lattre.'-s deputy, ba.s been appointed Commander-in- Chief, "pending de Lattre's return. " At the 25X1A Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 Comment: General de Lattre has recently undergone a second operation wh ~~ was apparently more serious than earlier reports $u~gestet~ Recent reports indicate that the. general will not be willing to reassume his command because of disillusionment with the stalemate in Indochina as well as for reasons of health. SOUTH ASIA. 3. Comment on Kashmir efforts to throw off Indian domination: Kashmir's National Conference Party, lecl by Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah, has taken another step toward complete autonomy for Indian-held Kashmir. It has passed a resolution claiming for the new Kashmiri Legislature the right to participate in foreign .affairs and defense matters, heretofore recognized by the Kashmiris as the exclusive prerogative of. the Government of India. The Indian Government, possibly under- estimating .the Kashmiris' desire for autonomy, countenanced earlier steps which.included the decision to establish a Kashmiri Constituent Assembly, the rigged elections of last October which placed members of the National Conference in every seat of the Assembly, and the November amendment of the state constitution to convert the Assembly into a Legislature with supreme authority over all matters except foreign affairs, defense, and communications. A high. Indian official recently admitted that his government has had difficulties in dealing with the Kashmiris, who were in- clined to be "unreasonable and stubbarn. " The current Kashmiri maneuver challenges India`s most jealously guarded rights in .the state, and it may lead Sheikh Abdullah into open conflict with India. 25X1A Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 25X1 gpproved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 Approved 25X1A 7, US Ambassador in Warsaw foresees new restrictions on American missions: 25X1A American Ambassador Flack in Warsaw ~mnaent~ that the rapid trial in Poland of five alleged US spies suggests a possible build-up to justify increasing restrictions on tmerican missfons in Eastern Europeo The Ambassador points out it is possible that an anti-American build-up, at Soviet instigation, is being deliberately carried to a point likely to provoke US withdrawal of one oar more missions in Eastern :Europeo The Ambassador states that his analysis is consistent with recent Satellite notes and propaganda portraying US missions as espionage agencies which do not perform legitimate diplomatic functions, Commento The charges against the Polish defendants did not specify that ey had Contacts with the US Embassy in Warsaw, but alleged that theywer~erecruited in Germany by US intelligence officers. The recent notes,. while attacking fot~mer members of US missions in Eastern Europe, did not mention any current members. So far there have been no indications that the USSR or the Satellites no longer desire to main- tain .diplomatic missions in the Westa WESTERN EUROPE 25X1A American negotiators, meeting with Federal Republic representatives on the German finan- vial contribution to Western defense, feel that Chancellor Adenauer is "dragging his feet" in these discussions. He is now insisting that German experts be sent before the NATO Temporary Council Committee to redetermine the amount of the German defense contribution, 13e argues that the Bonn Parliament will not approve these,'negotiationsunless it appQars that the body which fixed other NATO- nations' contributions also fix the German Contribution in the same manners 25X1A 8a Adenau,er .wants clarification of German defense contributiono Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0 Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975AOQ0500230001-0 25X1A Comment: No German represehtatit~es were present when the Committee fixed the size of the German contribution. Adenauer's demand for new Committee hearings reflects his feeling that a German defense contribution fixed by the Allies alone resembles occupation costs. Allied representatives have reasonable hope that agreement will be reached on the annexed conventions to the Contractual Agreement -- with the. possible exception of this issue -- before the next NATO conference. 9, American Ambassador urges early-negotiations with Spai~no The American Ambassador in Madrid urges that 25X1 A I I the United States take full advantage of an un- usually pro-US atmosphere in: Spain by sending teams to negotiate military and economic aid agreements. The Ambassador feels that a highly cordial atti- tude on the part of the Spanish Government has been created by recent press statements of two American officials regarding the results of the survey of the Spanish economy recently completed. by a special US mission. In his opinion, these. statements show that American ingest in improving -the Spanish economy and popular living standards is quite separate froth political considerations. Comment: The Spanish Government,... through the: controlled press, is apparently trying to create the impression that negotiation.of an economic agreement will begin at-any moment, regardless of military considerations, and that every sector of the Spanish economy wilt reneive considerable immediate aid. This tactic reflects the overwhelming political importance which the regime attaches to American aid. 25X1A Approved For Release 2004/01/16 :CIA-RDP79T00975A000500230001-0