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.Approved l'Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T0 A009100040001-6 25X1 TOP SECRET 12 July 1966 Copy No. C 153 25X1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CURRENT INTELLIGENCE RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY State Dept., JCS reviews completed. 25X1 EXCLUDED FROM DOWNGRADING T\ F D ET ANDDECLASSIFICATION proved For Release 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975A 0 00 j~'J~/J\ 6~ 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100040001-6 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100040001-6 .Approve For Release 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975A0091 0040001-6 25X1 j 12 July 1966 25X1 25X6 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1. Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) 3. South America: Plans for mid-August conference reflect importance "reformist" leaders attach to meeting of Western Hemisphere presidents. (Page 4) 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009100040001-6 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0O91000400Q1-6 ttSavannakhet D. Nang `.Gle Lai .Quang Ngai VIETNAM 7 Siponae ` 1 ti 1 L rt i I Kantuma Pleikua j t SOUTH VIETNAM CURRENT SITUATION; Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO0910004OP001-6 25X1 12 Jul Map eAitapau 2 5 X 1 Approve A For Release 2003/01/29 .C1A-RD079T00975A009 00040001-6 VON 0 12 July 1966 CENTRAL *Vietnam: (Information as of INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 4:30 AM EDT) The Military Situation in South Vietnam: Two battalions of the US 7 rd Airborne Brigade have initiated Operation AURORA I in an area about 41 miles northeast of Saigon. This operation is de- signed to thwart Viet Cong tax collections in the western portion of Long Khanh Province. US Operation YORKTOWN, which began on 22 June in an area about 30 miles east of Saigon in Long Khanh Province, has been terminated. A total of 23 Viet Cong were killed in small-unit con- tacts. US casualties totaled 19 killed and 54 wounded. Communist Political Developments: Peking has once again emphasized that the Vietnamese, not the Chinese, must carry the primary responsibility for conducting the war in Vietnam. A People's Daily article on 10 July declared that "the people should and can only rely on them- selves to make revolution and wage people's war in their own country" and "be prepared to carry on the struggle by themselves should all material aid from the outside be cut off." The article praised the Viet Cong who "have badly mauled" the US through their "reliance mainly on their own strength." Peking's propaganda has long stressed the theme of "self-reliance" coupled with assertions that China had aided "people's revolutionary strug- gles" and would continue to do so as part of its "socialist obligations." (continued) 25X1 For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79TOO975AO 9100040001-6 Approve A pprove Approved For Release 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975A009 00040001-625X1 j The appearance of the People's Daily article at this time, however, is further indication that Peking does not view the recent US bombing of petroleum installations near Hanoi and Haiphong as requiring any change in Chinese policy toward the war. The Chinese will, however, undoubtedly continue their present level of support and will probably assist the Vietnamese in developing new and alternative methods for importing and distrib- uting POL supplies. On 11 July, TASS announced the Soviet Track and Field Team had "refused" to take part in the annual US-USSR meet scheduled for later this month in Los Angeles because of American "aggression" in Vietnam. The competition began in 1958. Moscow's decision reveals its frustration over the necessity, particularly in the face of Chinese propaganda, to display contempt for US policies in Vietnam[while at the same time pursuing common political interests with Washington in other import- 25X1 ant areas (Map) 25X1 0 12 Jul 66 2 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00 100040001-6 25X6 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100040001-6 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100040001-6 11 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0091 0040001-6 25X1 j South America: Plans of some Latin American chief executives for a mid-August conference in Bogota reflect. the importance these "reformist" leaders attach to the proposed meeting of Western Hemisphere presi- dents later in 1966. Colombian President-elect Lleras, who recently traveled to Venezuela,, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, in- vited the heads of government of these countries to con- vene in Bogota. His initiative was in response to Presi- dent Johnson's request for suggestions for the agenda at the larger summit gathering. Lleras' personal in- terest is evidenced in both public and private statements made during his recent travels and in his willingness to devote considerable time to the project immediately after his inauguration scheduled for 7 August. 25X1 Although Chilean President Frei and Venezuelan President Leoni are planning to attend, Ecuadorean President Yerovi has declined, and Peruvian President Belaunde has not yet committed himself. However, Yerovi and Belaunde have endorsed the purposes of the gathering. Lleras advised the US ambassador in Bogota that the conference was not designed to present a "bloc posi- tion" at the larger meeting. However, his recent dis- cussions with the other chief executives--on such items as Latin American economic integration- -indicate that some effort may be made to formulate a unified stand on key issues. Discussion of the recent change in gov- ernment in Argentina and a possible common approach on this political development are also possible topics at the Bogota sessions. 25X1 11 N 12 Jul 66 25X1 Approve For Release 2003/01/29 :CIA-RDP79T00975A0 9100040001-6 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100040001-6 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100040001-6 Approved 'Release 1 200-3/0 1 /29 - - A009100040001-6 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 . 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