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IA proved For Rise 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AF900390001-1 TOP SECRET 11 May 1966 25X1 25X1 I Copy No. C160 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CURRENT INTELLIGENCE RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY State Dept. review completed. On file USAID release instructions apply. 25X1 GROUP I EXCLUDED FROM AUTOMATIC DOWNGRADING AND DEGEAIpproved For Release 2003/04/11: CIA-RDP79T00975A00~9039 R ET 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 Approved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 Approved For 90001-1 25X1 11 May 1966 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1. Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) 2. Communist China: Mao Tse-tung's reappearance does not dispell all questions raised by his long absence. (Page 4) 25X1 4. Pakistan: Ayub determined to match Indian arms buildup. (Page 6) 5. Congo (Leopoldville) - Belgium: Congolese dele- gation in Brussels to discuss financial issues. (Page 7) 6. Iraq: Tentative moves being taken to settle Kurdish rebellion. (Page 8) 7. Rumania-USSR: Brezhnev's Bucharest visit may be to remind Rumanians of their limited maneuverability between Moscow and Peking. (Page 9) 8. Notes (Chile; Guatemala. (Page 10) 25X1 25X1 Approved F r Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975A008 00390001-1 Approved For ReleaTe 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975A000390001-1 III AT M-OW MEN TATION i f" i ` Foe its he of c u ch 25X1 Approved or Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 25X1 11 May 615 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Photo gw- IN Approved For keiease 2003/04/11: CIA-RDP79T00975AO089003 0001-1 f4 25X1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 11 May 1966 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4-030 AM EDT) The Military Situation in North Vietnam: DRV aircraft attacked US planes with air-to-air missiles for the first time on 10 May. According to an initial de- briefing of US pilots, three MIG-17s attacked two US AlE Skyraiders and two helicopters which had just retrieved a downed pilot in the vicinity of Yen Bai in the' northwestern DRV. US pilots reported that two missiles, which appeared similar to the US Sidewinder missile, were fired by the MIGs. No further details of the encounter are presently available. There was no reported damage to the US aircraft. It appears.from the pilot descriptions that the North Vietnamese MIGs were equipped with the AA-2 Atoll, an infrared, heat-seeking missile believed to be a duplicate of the US Sidewinder heat-seeking missile. The Military Situation in South Vietnam: No signifi- cant military engagements have been reported during the past 24 hours. Interrogation of a North Vietnamese soldier indicates that the North Vietnamese 304th Division may be in the Laos-Cambodia-South Vietnamese border area I the entire division was infiltrated into the highlands In- formation from a notebook taken from a dead Communist soldier lends credence to the captive's statements Con- firmation of this information would place two North Viet- namese divisions--the 325th and the 304th--in the high- lands area. (continued) j Approved For elease 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900 390001-1 25X1 E Approved For ReleM2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975A006390001-1 THAILAT D A'MB 0 D I A Approv - -1 11 May btj CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map ruve Ra Last' '3? D 4 SOUTH VIETNAM CURRENT SITUATION 25X1 Approved For 25X1 Political Developments-in South Vietnam ; Buddhist leaders, although exercising a ,restraining influence with regard to potentially violent issues, are engaging in wide- spread political maneuverings. [Buddhist monks recently approached Premier Ky with suggestions that he either assume "one-man rule" to prevent disruptive forces from interfering with plans for constitutional assembly elections, or purge con- troversial members from the ruling Directorate and the cabinet, 0 In I Corps, Buddhist struggle leaders have been pressuring local authorities to remove a district chief in the Hue area who has refused to support their move- ment. I Premier y has decided to postpone the o ing of local elections, scheduled late this month, to replace one-third of the provincial and municipal coun- cil members elected in May 1965. Although most of 11 May 66 Approved F NEENEMNEW 90001-1 I ,,,,,,,,, ,,,., ,,. , , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ..... . . . . . . . . . . .......... Release ZUUJIU4/11 : L;1A-KUV1U FUMUDAMMI)JUMUI-1 25X1 the incumbent councilors 'dad favored such a postpone- ment, the government's action may be seized upon by its critics as a further indication, that it is uninterested in this summer's constitutional. assembly elections. he government commissioner for montagnard affairs,, Paul Nur, has informed a US AID officer that preliminary agreement was reached in negotiations this week with representatives of the dissident tribal move- ment FULRO. Although still awaiting approval from government and FULRO leaders, the agreement would provide the phased return of FULRO troops and sup- porters to government control in return for firm ov- ernment concessions on certain tribal dema d 25X1 ME E MEN 11 May 66 3 A j c-L m-,- - - - 1) A f%'~ If% A 14 4 t-!A Mr%r)7nmlrf%f%nm7r-Af%f%CnfJn'~nf%f%f%4 4 NO x Approved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00390001-1 62202 Photo, released by NCNA of Mao's first appearance in six months. Appr ved For Release 2003/04/11: CIA-RDP79T00975AO089003900 11 May 66 CENTRAL IN 1-1 TELLIGENCE BULLETIN Photo 25X1 WWWWROW WROV popm Approved For 25X1 Communist China., Mao Tse-tung's reappearance coincides with signs that a serious intraparty struggle may be developing. The Chinese clearly felt constrained to display Mao for their Albanian ideological allies. Failure to do so would have come close to admitting the worst of foreign rumors--that Mao was no longer a significant factor in internal Chinese developments. The circum- stances around his return do not dispel the questions concerning his health and the extent to which he has been exercising leadership during the six months that he was completely out of sight. Mao's re-emergence comes at a time when Peking has just asserted that it is engaged in a "life and death struggle" with antiparty elements. This assertion was immediately followed by a highly unusual attack by one party newspaper against another. The Liberation Army Paily, which recently has spearheaded the war on intellectuals, charged on 8 May that Peking Daily was trying to cover up for the guilty elements by pulling its punches in a "sham criticism" of them. Pekin Daily, which is the organ of the city's party committee, published an abject confession of its error the next day. This exchange may be the surface manifestation of deeper problems. Serious charges of antiparty ac- tivities have been raised against a group of lesser of- ficials of the Peking municipal party committee and higher officials may ultimately be imljlicatew.__t~ 25X1 proved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79TOO975AO08900390001-' ................ 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 Approved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 4pproved Fo Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79TOO975AO089C 0390001 -1 Pakistan., President Ayub has reiterated his de- termination to expand Pakistani military strength in the face of a continuing Indian arms buildup. In recent conversation with Ambassador McConaughy, Ayub alleged that India is widening the margin between the military strength of the two countries by acquiring combat military equipment from the USSR, Britain, and other sources. Asserting that Pakistan must, maintain a deterrent military posture vis-a-vis India, Ayub warned McConaughy that if Pakistan were blocked from US sources for procurement of lethal weapons, it would be necessary to turn elsewhere, "even to the devil him- self"- -presumably meaning Communist China. The Pakistanis think that the US decision in Feb- ruary to resume shipments only of nonlethal military equipment does not satisfy their needs. They note that since the US aid cutoff last September they have been largely confined to such limited supplies as could be ob- tained from Turkey and Iran or from international arms dealers at "black market prices. 11 They point to a need to replace combat losses in armor and aircraft and to obtain spare parts for other lethal items. Peking has ance, including s already provided some military assist- mall arms, P-Ps5f.'Viw artillery, ta ks, and.a nLIm- ber of MIG- 19s. I 25X1 25X1 I Pakistan' s minister of commerce who is now, touring Western Europe has contracted with France for three submarines to be delivered in two years. It is not clear whether Pakistan will cut back on its economic development program in order to finance procurement of arms. In recent weeks Finance Minis- ter Shoaib has made conflicting statements~,O McConaughy Ion the question of financing. 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/11. CIA-RDP79T00975A0089003 0001-1 25X1 Congo (Leopoldville) - Belgium: A delegation headed by Premier Mulamba is scheduled to arrive in Brussels tomorrow to discuss outstanding financial issues. Behind the issues themselves, which relate to the old debts of the Congo when it was under Belgian rule, is President Mobutu's concern over the continued pre- eminence of Belgian interests in the Congolese economy. In the past few weeks he has become hypersensitive to reminders of the Belgian presence. (Mobutu's attitude stems partly from rumors that Belgian financial and business interests are supporting an attempt by former Premier Tshombe to return to the Congo) Mobutu is also eager to prove that he is a true African nationalist and not a Belgian lackey. The recent announcement of a rise in copper prices by Brussels-based Union Miniere without prior consulta- tion prompted Mobutu to demand that all Congolese enterprises locate their main offices in the Congo. He j also raised copper export duties to drain off some of the profits earned by foreign business. Mobutu seems intent upon finding some new means to demonstrate his control of the Congo,, There has been talk that he might nationalize foreign enterprises) but both Mulamba and Foreign Minister Bomboko, who is accompanying the premier to Brussels, are less volatile than Mobutu and are likely to settle for mod- erate concessions. The Belgians are not ready to renegotiate the major 25X1 economic agreements but might make gestures to ap- pease Mobutu. I _1 Approved For Release 2003/04/11 CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 Fos Approved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975A008900 90001-1 25X1 Iraq: [The Baghdad regime is making tentative moves toward a settlement of the Kurdish rebellion in northern Iraq, but prospects are far from bright) 1 N (Although the regime probably is willing to concede some nominal form of autonomy for the Kurdish region, major problems remain to be solved. The question of disbanding the Kurdish guerrilla forces, for example, has not yet been discussed. A recent upsurge of fight- ing in the north may also discourage further moves toward a settlement) rThe Iranians, who have provided major assistance to the rebel movement, would prefer to see the war continue in order to keep the Iraqi regime off balance and to maintain their own leverage on Baghdad. 25 25 F- 0 Approved For Release 2003/04/11 . CIA-RDP79T00975A008900 90001-1 25X1 Rumania-USSR-. Party General Secretary Brezh- nev's visit to Bucharest suggests, in part, a Soviet effort to remind the Rumanians of their narrowing room for maneuver between Moscow and Peking. According to press reports, Konstantin Rusakov, a Soviet specialist in relations with ruling Asian Com- munist parties, is accompanying Brezhnev. The Rus- sians will undoubtedly go over international Communist problems with the Rumanians with a particular eye to Chou En-lai's trip to Rumania later this month. During his three-day visit, Brezhnev probably intends also to review with Rumanian leaders plans for a high-level meeting of Warsaw Pact members re- portedly to be held in Bucharest in mid-July. Earlier, Rumanian leaders were said to have been reluctant to attend a Warsaw Pact meeting. In a highly nationalistic speech on 7 May opening the Rumanian party's 45th anniversary celebrations, party chief Ceausescu, criticized Soviet party interfer- ence in Rumanian affairs through such organizations as the Comintern and the Cominform. He also re- iterated the Rumanian view that the existence of mili- tary blocs is an anachronism and that they must cease. 25X1 11 Approved For Release 2003/04/11: CIA-RDP79T00975AO089003 0001-1 pproved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 i a n America. o reign ministers and hopes to obtain a UN investigation of the risk of radiati n damage to L t French ambassador. The government is seeking a e 25X1 meeting of west coast f Chile: Chilean opinion is becoming increasingly vocal and indignant against scheduled French nuclear tests in the Pacific. Protests in information media and by all political parties- -especially the opposition Communist- Socialist Popular Action Front--are forc- ing the government to consider more drastic action than the two recent representations it has made to th *Guatemala.- Provisional President Peralta declared a 30-day state of seige last night because of increased terrorism and kidnaping of key officials in the capital, rThe decree will reportedly have the support and approval of the new congress which was installed on 5 Mayj A curfew may be imposed, constitutional guar- ant h ees ave been suspended, and the militar on certain police functions, pproved For Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO08900390001-1 MEMMMMM i 25X1 Approved For Re ~a.Sc 04911 : CIA RDP7OT00O75A0 900390001-1 THE PRESIDENT The Vice President Executive Offices of the White House Special Assistants to the President 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 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 Fot Release 2003/04/11 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00890P0390001-1 25X1 emlA Approved For Releas 3p/Og'EGRf 79TOO975AO08900390001-1 Approved For Relea' Q?83/SE P79TOO975AO08900390001-1