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I 25X1 copy A 39 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CURRENT INTELLIGENCE RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDR79T00975AO08400190001-8 TOP SECRET 23 July 1965 STATE review(s) completed. 25X1 GROUP I EXCLUDED FROM AUTOMATIC DOWNGRADING AND DECLASSIFICATION TOP SECRET Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~jRelease 2006/10130 :CIA-RDP79T00975A00840 '~~ 23 July 1965 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1. Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) 2. Dominican Republic: Balaguer continues to maneuver to gain presidency. (Page 4) 3. Greece: Pressures increasing within Center Union for solution of crisis. (Page 5) 4. Disarmament: London and Bonn headed for clash over nonproliferation proposals. (Page 6) 5. Japan: Left-wing elements uniting against Sato government on international issues. (Page 7) 7. Notes:` Communist China - Canada; Guinea; Chile. (Page 9) 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975A0 8400190001-8 %ow VIETNAM CHINA v I LAOS I I 1 2,/ 100 N -,.DONG CAO'))THO1 ( Agmy rracA.s P"i -A STRIKE TARGETS ROLLING THUNDER 23 22 JULY 1965 ^ US Strike -- Limit of Rolling Thunder 23 Armed Recce Missions A2~rcLij 'k ? 0 F DMA 7 ^ SOUTH c' \ VIETNAII\ LAOS ?^l_..? 1 Hone Se , 3/105 5 REJEUTME E L E16BMmNGL 1 W01 NORTH ', , CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 23 July 1965 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EDT) Air Strikes in North Vietnam: Tropical storm Gild. forced cancellation of most US Navy air opera- tions on 22 July. One armed reconnaissance mission was launched, but the results have not been received. Eight USAF aircraft struck the Dong Cao Thon army barracks, damaging 20 buildings. USAF aircraft also conducted armed reconnaissance missions, but the results are not yet known. Analysis of photography I Iindicates that the North Vietnamese apparently have not at- tempted to restore the Hanoi-Vinh railroad to opera- tion. Railroad cars damaged during June and early July have been left standing on the track and cars in various yards north of Vinh have not been moved. Of the bridges on the line, repairs have been started only on a few, and these appear usable only for trucks. . Communist Military Developments: The North Vietnamese program to improve airfields throughout the DRV, and to make them usable by jet fighters, is continuing. Analysis of photography of Kep airfield in the northeastern DRV indicates that the Irunway is a parently being ex- tended onstruction vehicles were noted in the vicinity of the airfield, which is serviced by a rail spur from the Hanoi-Langson rail line. (continued) I 11 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975A008400190001-8 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 Giap warned that the North Vietnamese "need to make every preparation in case the US does attack North Vietnam with ground. forces, implying that the "whole socialist camp" would come to Hanoi's aid if (continued) Communist Political Developments- Peiping has again expressed concern over the US military buildup in Vietnam. Responding to President Johnson's press conference on 13 July, People's Daily declared on 22 July that the US is stepping up its preparations to es- calate the war into a Korean-type warm The paper repeated Peiping's pledge to support the Vietnamese people in all circumstances, but the article avoided any suggestion that direct Chinese involvement in Viet- nam is required at this time. North Vietnamese Defense Minister Vo Nguyen Giap, in the July issue of the party theoretical journal, declared that US attempts to "curb the determination" of the Vietnamese Communists to continue the war by aerial attacks on the north is "a crazy illusion. " Ac- cording to Giap's analysis, the defeat of US air attacks on North Vietnam is "of paramount importance, " but "the last and decisive factor" in the outcome of the war will be the struggle in South Vietnam. 23 July 65 2 Approved For elease 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 SOUTH VI NAM M urng N akli on Phanoni O ? Thakhek NORTN` Dong Hoi \ 11 E T N A ,4l ---- rr DEMARCATION LINE oHo He 3y o uang Tn [chepOnel 1sf'Div rl Hie? 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His emphasis on the necessity of DRV preparations for a much larger role in the war contrasts sharply with his analysis of the situation published last year in July, when he stressed the need for self-reliance on the part of the "liberation forces" in the South to win victory. j The Military Situation in South Vietnam: For the fourth consecutive night, Viet Cong forces on 21-22 July directed mortar and Small-arms fire at troops of the First US Infantry Division guarding the perimeter at Bien Hoa Air Base. The enemy shelling, which lasted for approximately one hour, wounded two Ameri- cans; the results of return fire from US artillery, bat teries were not determined. According to press reports, National Highway 20 leading from Saigon 175 miles northeast to Dalat was opened yesterday to civilian and military traffic for the first time in more than six weeks. Viet Cong in- terdiction of the road had virtually eliminated Saigon's supply of fresh vegetables and had forced rice ration- ing in Dalat. Elsewhere, Viet Cong saboteurs on 21 July destroyed another bridge on Highway 15, which connects the military complexes at Bien Hoa and Vung Tau. Government forces recently rebuilt seven bridges destroyed by Communist forces last week end. 23 July 65 25/ 25 j ovvf Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO0840 ISCU 1 ' 25X1 Dominican Republic: Ex-President Joaquin Balaguer continues his quiet political maneuvering aimed at winning the next presidential elections with a broad spectrum of support. 0 Earlier this month, Balaguer granted an interview to the extreme leftist newspaper Patria published by the rebels in which he made a clear bid to lessen leftist opposition to his presidential ambitions. He said parties of the extreme left should be allowed to take part in the election since this would give the people a "clear choice. " Although bitterly opposed by elements of the traditional Dominican oligarchy, Balaguer does have wide support among other conservatives and moderates as well as among many unaffiliated Dominicans. His Reformist Party is probably the only party actually rivaling Bosch's PRD in popular support. Balaguer is likely to meet with difficulties in his attempt to halt the political polarization intensified b the insurrection. 23 July 65 me, Greece. Pressures seem to be increasing within the Center Union (EK) party for a solution to the week- old political crisis. Demonstrations in behalf of Papandreou continue, but many EK deputies apparently feel that his chances are declining daily. Some believe that the King's opposition to elections would ne cessitate open collaboration with the Communist-front United Democratic Left to achieve Papandreou"s returno a Nevertheless, sentiments are apt to fluctuate until vote of confidence takes place, and a compromise uld still government under Papandreou's control co emerge, among On Cyprus the crisis has created uneasiness Greek Cypriot officials who feel the new government may be agreeable to a solution that would be more have favorable to Turkey than one Papandreou m ight arranged, 23 July 65 j FRE 25X1 r Release 2006/10130 :CIA-RDP79T00975A0084 25X1 Disarmament: 5ondon and Bonn may clash at a NATO council meeting on 26 July over the draft non- proliferation. agreement which Britain intends to sub- mit the following day to the Eighteen Nation Disarma- ment Committee (ENDC Jhe British draft, which London has refused to revise to incorporate changes proposed by the US, calls on nuclear states to refrain from transferring to nonnuclear states or associations of states the power to use a nuclear weapon without the consent of a nu- clear state. The draft calls on nonnuclear states to agree not to manufacture or acquire such weapons. hese provisions could bring into question the legality of a NATO nuclear force in which a "European clause" provided for the possible assumption of con- trol by some future European union. Unlike London, Bonn wants to retain such a clause 'ondon appears determined to present the draft agreement when the ENDC meets. The British draft reflects not only a genuine desire for some progress on disarmament, but also domestic political considera- tions. A large segment of British opinion is concerned with preventing Germany from eventually obtaining a major voice in control of nuclear weapons, even in- directly through the device of a "European" nuclear force LThe West German Government, itself currently preoccupied with domestic politics, has informed the British that the draft treaty is "contrary to German policy ." Bonn, evidently suspicious of London's inten- tions,' probably believes that London would be willing to sacrifice an allied nuclear force for a nonprolifera- tion agreement. Furthermore, Foreign Minister Sch- roeder has recently linked German willingness to con- sider accession to a worldwide nonproliferation agree- ment to the USSR's taking steps towards German reuni- fication.? 23 July 65 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975A008400190001-8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975A00840 'f "0" p Japan: Left-wing elements are moving closer to a united front against the Sato government on interna- tional issues For the first time since the riots against the US Security Treaty in 1960 the opposition Socialists and Japan's largest trade union federation have taken the initiative in approaching the Communists to stage coordinated nationwide demonstrations on 27 July. They are to be directed against US policies in Vietnam and Japanese ratification of the treaty normalizing re- lations with South Korea, Demonstrations instigated by intellectuals on 9 June involved some 36,000 persons in Tokyo. The leftists' present plans provide for aeven greater turnout 23 July 65 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08400190001-8 Approved For Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975A008400190001-8 Approved For Re.ea e 2006/10/30: CIA-RD P79T00975A008400190001-8 %MOP w TIR4ISiA MAURITANIA L I B Y A UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC ONG - REPUBLIC I RWAN OF THE CONGO SOUTH- gg# '^ Wal~ia Ecy WEST IBECIIIJANALAN 25X1 650722 2 23 Ju 1 Approve or Re e as W-8 r,NNi uveu Tj~~..... Release 2006/10/30: CIA-RDP79T00975A008400 900 - 25X1 NOTES Communist China - Caanada: Peiping is concluding another contract for 670,000 tons of Canadian wheat, ap- parently to assure continuing deliveries of grain next year. The purchase will complete orders under the three-year agreement which expires in mid-1966. This Canadian contract will result in a record Chinese pur- chase of 6.8 million tons of wheat from Western coun- tries this vPa,r/F_ Guinea: A A high-level delegation departed for Moscow on 18 u y, to be followed on 26 July by President Toure and the ministers of defense and foreign affairs. Although Toureold the US ambas- sadoOthat no special significance should be attached to these visits, they reflect the pressures within the Guinean Government from elements dissatisfied with the results of the priority given to private enterprise and Western aid during the past few years. Chile: Striking port workers and student sympa- thizers clashed with national police in Valparaiso on 20 July. Police sources consider the situation under control, but several national Communist Party leaders are on the scene, and the US Embassy expects renewed violence. This would be in keeping with the Chilean Communist policy of using labor agitation to embarrass and exert pressure on the reformist Christian Demo- cratic government, ME. 9 23 July 65 2 3 July 6 5 25X1 Approved For 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 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 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 National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Administrator 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 Approved For Rele - 90001-8