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~iiiii 25X1 //. Approved For Ruse 20Top : IR T975Ad 00170001-5 14 May 1963 Copy No. C 109 DIA and DOS review(s) completed. downgrading and declassification GROUP 1 ` Excluded from automatic Approved For Release 2 : e1 975AO07000170001-5 T I 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO07000170001-5 Approved For Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO07000170001-5 25X1 Anoroved For Rele se 2003/04/17 CIA-RDP79T00975 007000170001-5 ME 14 May 1963 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 25 Laos: Kong Le apparently plans major offensive on 16 May. (Page 4) 3. Common Market-. EEC Council makes only limited progress toward accommodation with US over tariff negotiations. (Page 5) 2. 4. Syria-Iraq: Cabinet changes fail to ease tensions. (Page 6) 5. Cyprus: Turkish Foreign Ministry says situation on island is worsening. (Page 7) 6. Indonesia: Government will impose new regula- tions on foreign oil companies. (Page 8) 7. British Guiana: Situation report. (Page 9) 8. Chile: Commercial mission will discuss trade ex- pansion with USSR, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. (Page 10) 9. Notes: Rumania; Brazil. (Page 11) 0 %%/ Approved For Relea a 2003/04/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A 07000170001-5 25 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO07000170001-5 Next 2 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO07000170001-5 Approved For Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO07000170001-5 ,Muong Kheung Track or trail Airfield an Ta Viang M n 13 Dong Thorin \. e .? VIENTIANE Pak Sane Ikam e P- -qZ KHAMMhAN/ 1) Nho marath ~O Mah?axay r, q SAVANNAK'HEET uong hine Gulf of Tonkin Approved For Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO07000170001-5 14 May 63 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map zM/ 25)$/ Approved For Release - 07000170001-5 Laos: ((Kong Le apparently plans to launch a major offensive in the Plaine des Jarre on 16 May, despite opposition by Premier Souvanna) 25X1 ~On 11 May Kong Les chief of staff, Meo leader Van Pao and a Lao army representative reportedly agreed on a plan to retake lost neutralist positions. Primary targets are Xieng Khouang, Lat Houang, and Sala Nong Pet, with Khang Khay and Ban Ban second- ary targets. The attacking units will be mixed neu- trali*t, Meo, and Lao army units.)) a return to a daily-visit basis. pressure by the Polish ICC re resentative to agree to (The US army attachd in Vientiane believes such an attack would probably fail for lack of necessary co- ordination, timing, and mobility. It might in fact trig- ger a sharp Communist countermove, possibly involv- ing use of North Vietnamese forces, and result in a rout of Kong Le's troops) 'ouvanna's opposition reportedly is based on his desire to continue diplomatic and political moves for the time being. He told Kong Le on 9 May he still had "a couple of cards to play:' The premier apparently intends to maintain the ICC team in the Plaine des Jarres on a. "temporary but continuing" basis, despite 14 May 6 3 DAILY BRIE F 25 0 Approved For Relea 2003/04/17: CIA-RDP79T00975 007000170001-5 25j Approved For Rel 0411Z - - 5A007000170001-5 25X1 j /00 25X1 Common Market: (The Common Market's Council appears to have made only limited progress. at its 8 9 May meeting toward resolving differences with the US over the tariff negotiations to be held at the. GATT min- isterial meeting opening in Geneva on 16 May. Although the Council is prepared to take an active part in the Trade Expansion Act negotiations and agreed to engage in automatic and general linear tariff reduc- tions, it avoided endorsement of the US proposal for a 50 percent across-the-board reduction in tariffs. It proposed instead that the GATT ministers establish a working party to evaluate both the US and any other pro- posals for conducting the negotiations. Considerable backing was evident at the Council meeting for the French plan for "harmonizing" tariffs among the major indus- trial nations. The EEC Council chairman has said the EEC now expects the US to make a real effort to find some compromise. The Council. agreed in principle that agricultural trade should be included in the GATT talks as the US Ali qe,1 e1Rel W JW/Milrlg:hoe # 3 %T@O @7i@O 43WO1-5 the EEC's resolving its internal differences over imple- svnrikn+i~rr%f ifta nnmmnn ~rorinil+vr~l~nlirn AxTifh +hv I IN *Syria-Iraq.- The 13 May reshuffle of the cabinets in Syria and Iraq has failed to ease the tensions between Baathists and Nasir. E 25X1 0100 25X1 Syria's new cabinet appears to be even more Baathist- dominated than its predecessor and pro-Nasirist elements have been largely replaced by nonpolitical civil servants. Baathist leader Salah al-Din Bitar remains as prime min- ister, while Army Chief of Staff Hariri has moved into the Defense Ministry post in addition to his previous duties. Hariri, who opposes union with the UAR, seems to be on the way to becoming Syria's strong man, The Iraqi cabinet is essentially unchanged, except that Baathist leader Ali Salih al-Sadi has been dropped from the Interior Ministry, while retaining the title of deputy prime minister and minister of guidance. Two non-Baath critics of the regime were dropped from their posts. One was replaced by a non-Baathist civil ser- vant and the other by a strong Baathist former general. An innovation in both cabinets is the appointment of ministers of state for "unity affairs"--an attempt to con- tinue the fiction that progress is desired toward union of the two countries with Egypt. 14 AUy 63 DAILY BRIEF 25X1 Approved For Rel ase 2003/04/17. CIA-RDP79TO09 5AO07000170001-5 25X1 j j 25X1 j 25X1 of control:' Cyprus o The Turkish Foreign Ministry says the situation on Cyprus is worsening and "could get out v (A court ruling late last month left the five major towns on the island without local administration, and Greek and Turkish leaders have publicly acknowledged failure to reach agreement in talks designed to resolve the impasse. This acknowledgment is likely to harden opposing positions still more and thereby make fur- ther attempts to reach a compromise more difficult) (President Makarios, probably in an effort to en- sure continuity of essential services, has stated that the Cyprus Government will rule the towns directly until appropriate legislation is enacted; however, the Cypriot Turks are certain to regard this move as un- constitutional and to insist that Turkish communal councils continue to function until the issue is solved. The Turkish Foreign Ministry claims that Makarios is moving toward unifying the municipal administra- tions unilaterally- -an action that would be unaccept- able to the Cypriot Turkso j (The Turks state they "cannot be sure" of the be- havior of Turkish Cypriots under these circumstances; tension has already resulted in one minor intercom- 25X1 munal clash. Turks on Cyprus still remai hi hl responsive to Ankara's influence, however 14 May 63 DAILY BRIEF 7 Approved For Re ease 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T0097 A00700017002~&Xl 0/00/000//// Indonesia: The Indonesian Government has in- formed the three large Western oil companies operat- ing in Indonesia- -Caltex, Standard Vacuum, and Shell --that it will impose new regulations to govern their activities effective 16 June. ZDA I they nave five months in which Presumably these regulations will approximate terms which the companies have previously rejected. According to the companies, the terms have the ef - fect of reducing their share in the proposed formal 60-40 profit split to less than 40 percent, The companies have been told that they may re- sume negotiations --apparently before 16 June--if they wish. Should they decide against either resum- ing negotiations or accepting the new regulations, 25X1 tions. 14 bby 63 DAILY BRIEF 25X1 ease 2003/04TfT_-=-RDP79TOO 75AU07000170001-5 0 Mlllle~ j ' Onnrni/.d For Rplp ca 9(1(13/(ld/17 C ID_RIlP79TM9 507(1(1(117(1(1(11 _5 j 25X1 violence could erupt. *British Guiana: (poradic disturbances are pos- sible in the next few days unless Premier Jagan makes some conciliatory move towar settling the general strike now on its fourth weeks (Supplies of food and fuel in the colony will not last much longer. Moreover, resupply via Port of Spain will be blocked if dockworkers there join the walkout as their leader is urging. The government has only just begun to use its emergency powers to requisition and distribute existing supplies J. ~Jagan told the legislature again on 10 May that he would not withdraw the controversial labor bill which touched off the strike. Should the government try to break the strike with its East Indian political supporters, as it is t~inking of doing, interracial Jagan may face a no-confidence vote on 16 May when the legislature reconvenes, unless he chooses to side-step the issue by prolonging the state of emergency another two weeks through another guber- natorial proclamation. In any early confidence vote, Jagar~?s shaky legislative majority probably would hold. )y 25X1 Approved For lease 2003/04/17: CIA-RDP79T00 5A007000170001-5 14 May 63 DAILY BRIEF 9 A d For Delp se 2003/04/17 CIA RDP79T009 5A007000170001 5 rove j pp 25X1 11 Chile: A Chilean commercial mission will visit the Soviet Union, Poland, and Czechoslovakia to discuss trade expansion in late May or early June. The mission was originally to visit only Western European countries, where it was to discuss financial problems and explore the possibility of concluding com- mercial agreements. Its itinerary was expanded to in- clude the bloc following recent trade approaches by the Soviet representatives in Santiago. 25X1 Chile reportedly hopes to sell its products to the bloc for hard currency, but may conclude barter agree- ments. The US Embassy in Santiago has been informed that the mission hopes to sell the Soviets 20,000 to 25,,- 000 tons of copper. In 1962, the bloc bought about 4,000 tons of Chilean copper directly; bloc imports of Chilean copper, however, have been as high as 40,000 tons a year through West Germany. 25X1 11 14 May 63 DAILY BRIE ' 10 25X1 Approved For Rel ase 2003/04/17: CIA-RDP79T00975 007000170001-5 Approved For Rele 5A00700017 - I IN NOTES X1 j 25X1 Rumania: Rumania's differences with the USSR over certain CEMA policies remain unresolved. Some Ru- manian officials have openly admitted that Bucharest is having difficulty with CEMA, while others have told Western diplomats and newsmen that the regime favors closer cooperation within CEMA but only on the basis of coordination of national economic plans. The Ruma- nian regime published an editorial on May Day that pointedly stressed the need to base intrabloc relations on "full equal rights" and "strict respect of national in- dependence:' I 25X1 tsrd.zu: i ne smoiaering miiuary crisis tnreatens to revive again as a result of last week's scurrilous pub- lic attack by President Goulart's brother-in-law, Leonel Brizola, on. an army division commander. Several hun- dred officers have indicated their support of the com- mander, and War Minister Amaury Kruel reportedly 25X1 protested Brizola's action directly to Goulart on 11 May. Goulart, who so far has kept silent, appears to be meas- uring the, force of pressure from both left and right rior to taking a 14 May 63 DAILY BRIE F 11 25X1 Approved For R lease 2003/04/17: CIA-RDP79T00 75AO07000170001-5 j Approved F THE PRESIDENT The Vice President Executive Offices of the White House Special Counsel to the President The Special Assistant for National Security Affairs The Scientific Adviser to the President The Director of the Budget The Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Department of State The Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs The Counselor and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council The Director of Intelligence and Research The Treasury Department The Secretary of the Treasury The Under Secretary of the Treasury The Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense The Deputy Secretary of Defense The Secretary of the Army The Secretary of the Navy The Secretary of the Air Force The Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) The Assistant Secretary of Defense The Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Chief of Staff, United States Army Commandant, United States Marine Corps U.S. Rep., Military Committee and Standing Group, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Commander in Chief, Pacific Commander in Chief, Atlantic The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency The Director, The Joint Staff The Director for Intelligence, The Joint Staff The Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of Army The Director of Naval Intelligence, Department of Navy The Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force The Department of Justice The Attorney General The Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director The Atomic Energy Commission The Chairman The National Security Agency The Director The United States Information Agency The Director The National Indications Center The Director 25X1 Approved Fort Release 2003/04/17 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00T000170001-5 Approved Fd elease P4/1f ECRE'TT0097 007000170001-5 Approved For Releas Tv/15E FET00975A007000170001-5