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Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 %No TOP SECRET 23 December 1965 DOS review(s) completed. DIA review(s) completed. GROUP 1 EXCLUDED FROM AUTOMATIC DOWNGRADING AND DEILA SS IFICATION Copy No. 149 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CURRENT INTELLIGENCE RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY TOP SECRET Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 ~~~~~AOO/ODD/oVeFRelease 07/080/O1CIA7O%%500870%0OOO///~~///O///////~///OO~O~ 25X1 23 December 1965 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1. Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) 2. Dominican Republica Current situation report. (Page 3) 3. Rhodesia.- Britain trying to dissuade Kaunda from premature drastic economic sanctions. (Page 4) 4. Dahomey: Soglo's takeover designed to end frantic political maneuvering. (Page 6) 6. Note, Egypt, (Page 8) 25X1 Approved For Release 2007/08/21: CIA- RDP79T00975A00870006000 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Meng-tzu CHINA Lit, chau %0h9ng Sat, 4 Then Bien Phu \.,lt ao C a. Samneua~ Ching-hnt Lang on ~. aC Nmh Haipho. SoR TSye~ Highway idge Ha Do'! H 'IDi a Nont-GS( Hum, Bmh ang ` _ '#hone Hung Yen KTA 9i ?, flflarmal Power Plant Phu Lyg Thai Bmh Nam mh Nmh Bmhy ?. 1.. ----~ Ban Chieng ~ r Xiang Kho snh'm, 7 oeNorg Khan MLang Sakon Nakh/o,j) f NORTH VIETNAM 53 60242 23 Dec 65 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Muang Nakhon Phsnoxhammouane ong van '\ S Sit? ' At acked'?Thy Ban Lac ? ~ract Bang, -\ j sac Can et tTuyen Quang / ~Dong Hot 1 ~. Y in Mh x DEMARCATION LINE -r - 'DongHa tBHo Su Quang In 1 SOUTH` y j Hued -_: VIETNAM Muong Nong AOS 11 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79TOO975AO08700060001-9 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 23 December 1965 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EST) US Air Strikes: US naval aircraft on 22 Decem- ber attacked and put out of operation the Uong Bi Thermal Power Plant in the first strike conducted under favorable weather conditions. Preliminary readout of post-strike photography discloses severe damage to the boilerhouse, probable hits on the gen- erator hall and complete destruction of the coal- handling building. Three US aircraft were lost in connection with the raid--two to ground fire during the attack and a third shot down by a SAM while flying a post-strike photo mission. Earlier in the day a US naval aircraft was downed by a SAM while attacking the Haiphong Highway bridge. US air losses now total 187P of which 175 were due to hostile action. Of these, 11 aircraft were downed by SAMs. On 22 December US aircraft attacked a SAM site near Phu Tho, northwest of Hanoi. The attack- ing aircraft expended over 100 rockets on the site, but smoke and dust precluded assessment of the dam age. The Military Situation in South Vietnam: Little significant ground activity was reported in South Viet- nam yesterday. For the -third consecutive day, B-52 I K p /1' 11 I /25X1 11 I INE E ~/0,25M Approved For Release 2007/08/21 CIA-RDP79TOO975AO0870006000 Approved For Release 2007/08/21: CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 NORTH _Don* Hot Vt?1NAM J ,Qusng Tri \_111x \..~ .. ' \ t PHNOM PENH. ,SihanoUkvdk SOUTH VIETNAM CURRENT SITUATION gn F'lar* Fi rV.WTRAT. TNTELLIGENCE BULLETIN map Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 /25X1 I Stratofortresses bombed the suspected location of a Viet Cong regional military headquarters in Long Khanh Province. 23 Dec 65 2 IN VA 25X1 ME/ Pig 25X1 LM%%///%%%%%~~ Approved For Release 2007/08/21: CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001 *Dominican Republic,. Santo Domingo remained relafively- calni -yesterday, although sporadic instances of gunfire and sabotage occurred. Most employees were at their jobs as left w-i ng unions have suspended, if only temporarily, the call for a general strike to oust military leaders. Pro- rebel politicians are evidently awaiting Garcia Godoy's reactionto the report of the commission investigating Sunday's incident at Santiago- -originally slated to be delivered to the president today. OR Ciarcia Godoy privately has reiterated his feeling thatl~boththe regular military and.the rebels were at fault in the Santiago -fighting, He told Ambassador Bennett he recognizes that the extremes on both right and left are attempting to take advantage of the situa- tion to split the military leadership from the govern- ment-] [The president is hopeful he can head off a general strike'. In an apparent attempt to do so, Garcia Godoy said he told former rebel leader Caamano he would resign the presidency if a strike created such chaos that no alternative was left but reliance on the mili- tary, Garcia Godoy claimed he made this threat with the hope it would get back to Bosch, who -the president feels is attempting to stir up trouble, Garcia Godoy feels that Bosch does not want to take the chance that a military regime might replace the provisional gov- ernment.1 The military is continuing to press Defense Min- ister Rivera to take a stronger stand with Garcia Godoy on the issue of Caamano's "army,." At a meet- ing on 21 December almost 400 officers resolved that while military integration is necessary, it cannot take place unless Caamano and Montes Arache, the former rebel defense chief, leave the country,, The officers indicated -that attempts by rebel military to travel around the countryside in armed groups will be re- sisted forcefully in the future,. ~ 25X1 Jg25X1 23 Dee 65 NE! p,, Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79TOO975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 CIA-RDP79TOO975AO08700060001-9 5X1 01, M21 E Rhodesia: [Britain is attempting to dissuade President Kaunda from prematurely instituting dras- tic economic sanctions against Rhodesia] [in a letter to Kaunda~ Prime Minister Wilson has warned that neither Britain nor any other country could provide an economic rescue operation for Zambia if sanctions are soon imposed to retaliate against Rho- desia's $14 per ton surcharge on its coal exports to Zambia. Wilson recognized Zambias need to take counteraction, but noted that the UK., US,, and Canada could not possibly transport coal as well as petroleum into Zambia at this time, He noted that surface routes were not yet adequate to handle this added traffici [Wilson argued that when the world-wide sanctions against Rhodesia begin to bite, further Zambian, action could make a decisive contribution to a "quick kill. 11 He expressed hope that "the end of January or not long thereafter" would be a propitious timej ,~Kaunda is threatening to announce that he will ~jj stop a copper shipments through Rhodesia unless Rhodesian Prime Minister Smith drops the coal sur- charge by noon Friday. Although this move would be less drastic than a coal or full trade boycott which Kaunda previously has threatened, no adequate alter- nativ routes for exporting Zambian copper are avail- able Such a move would also heighten the possibility of fur~`her Rhodesian countermeasures escalating to a cessation of economic relations between Rhodesia and I Zambia.7 ~j [in an effort to deal with this latest threat, London is considering an offer to meet the cost to Zambia of the coal surtax, possibly using funds from frozen Rho- desian assets. If Kaunda does not accept this, London might propose that Zambia adopt a selective; embargo as preferable to stopping copper shipments (continued) 23 Dec 65 0 r Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79TOO975AO0871~3--10060001 51 A roved For Release 2007/08/21: CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9 I I 25X1 I. Kaunda, in a speech on Wednesday night, called upo the British Government to pronounce the sur- charge illegal and stated he expected the "parties concerned" to refuse to pay it. He declared. that, Zambia would be forced to take countermeasures but did not mention any specific action. 23 Dec 65 25X1 ME ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ApprovedFor Release 2007/08/21 :CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9 ~%%%%%%%%%%%%%%/ ////%%%%%/%///%%///%%%////%/ Approved For Release 2007/08/21 CIA-RDP79T00975A0087 0060001-9 25X1 ME Dahomey; Army chief of staff Soglo's takeover yesterday was designed to end the frantic political maneuvering which followed last month's limited military coup. General Soglo immediately announced the sus- pension of the constitution and the dissolution of par- liament, local government bodies, and all political parties.. His new government is expected to have both military and civilian members:, Unless Soglo receives support from at least some of the major political factions, he will have trouble maintaining stability, inasmuch as the army, like Dahomey itself., is badly divided along tribal and regional lines. His most likely challenger would then be Major Alley, who is in actual command of the troops and has fewer political, enemies, especially among civilian leftists. On previous occasions, Soglo has not shown much personal fortitude when faced with serious opposition. Prior to his takeover. Soglo had indicated that, if he seized power, he planned to restore pay cuts imposed last summer on, government workers--the largest category of the wage labor force--and to re- place the Chinese Communist Embassy with one from Nationalist China. He has not, however, come up with plans for attacking Dahomey's chronic economic problems which underlie the political unrest, 23 Dec 65 j~~~~~~~~~~~~ Approved F Jr Release 2007/08/21 :CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001~9 ~~~~~~~~~ 25X1 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 :CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001/9 25X1 ON j MMI M j j 0 Egypta President Nasir's Port Said Victory Day speech on 21 December was notable for its focus on domestic problems and freedom from verbal fire- works. This is in marked contrast with last year's speech in which he violently attacked the US and its aid policy, bringing US-Egyptian relations to a nadir.. Since US PL-480 food aid to Egypt stopped last June, Nasir has tried to mollify the US with an appearance of greater economic rationality and attention to do- mestic affairs 23 Dec 65 8 MEF/I / 25X1 / ~~~~~~~~~ Approved For Release 2007/08/21. CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9 ~~~~~~~~~ 25X1 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9 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 Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9 Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9 "'p TOP SECRET TOP SECRET Approved For Release 2007/08/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975A008700060001-9