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Approved F elease 2002/09/06: CIA-RDP79T00 A02110AO 8~%'O-1-719 6 6 TOP SECRET yy 25X1 Copy No. C 154 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CURRENT INTELLIGENCE RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY 25X1 EXCLUDED DM DOWNGRADING T( 1 C 6~ R ET AND DECLASSIFICATION Aproved For Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975A 0 1 03 it ` ET 25X 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100300001-7 Approved For Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09100300001-7 / iiiiii~i~io j A roved For Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975A 09100300001-7 pp 25X1 F/I 11 August 1966 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1. Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) 2. USSR-Brazil: Moscow takes significant step to bolster lagging trade with Brazil. (Page 3) 3. Notes: Congo (Brazzaville); Brazil. (Page 4) A 25X1 j Approved For Release 2002/09/06: CIA-RDP79T00975A00d100300001-7 j Approved For`Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T0097A09100300001-7 \ _i VIETNAM Ron Me Thuot PHNOM PENH, r _ l SOUTH VIETNAM CURRENT SITUATION 25X1 63373 A roved For Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO091003000 1-7 25X1 11 Aug 'b UENTHAL, s " I Map -------------------- CIA 00979 [i For Rplpanp 2002/0q/06 RDP79T00979 Approve - JO09100300001-7 E CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 11 August 1966 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EDT) The Military Situation in South Vietnam: Sharp fighting continues in the central highlands. In Pleiku Province, sporadic contact continues to be reported near the Cambodian border where Allied troops are conducting Operation PAUL REVERE II. South Korean troops, supported by US armored units and artillery, killed 170 Communist troops in a six- hour engagement on 9 August, according to recently received reports. Korean casualties were seven killed and 43 wounded. (See Map) Toward the coast in Quang Tin Province, a US Marine battalion encountered heavy resistance from a well-entrenched enemy force on 10 August while sweep- ing an area some five miles west of Tam Ky, the prov- ince capital. Initial US casualties are 15 killed and 78 wounded. Viet Cong losses are not known, but may be as high as 150 killed. (See Map) Political Developments in South Vietnam: Premier Ky yesterday commenced a three-day official tour of the Philippine Republic. 25X1 Approv d For Release 2002/09/06: CIA-RDP79T00975A When questioned by reporters about his recent statements in South Vietnam that the war could be won only by invading North Vietnam, Ky replied that as a military man he would prefer this quicker solution, but that there was another alternative. The second alternative, to which he said he did not object, involved winning by "carrying out a true social revolution in the South to build a free and prosperous South Vietnam." The key to this latter solution was, Approved or Release 2002/09/06: CIA-RDP79T00975A0 9100300001-7 25X1 he indicated, having "enough patience to spend four or five years more" in settling the conflict. Ky also said that he welcomed the Philippine "peace initiative" to end the war in South Vietnam through a con- ME/ ference of Asian nations, and hoped to discuss it with President Marcos during his stay in the republic. Developments in North Vietnam: The difficulties faced by the Hanoi regime in implementing its program of evacuating a large portion of the urban population and of creating some semblance of normal life among the displaced people were highlighted in a 7 August editorial in the party daily. Probably reflecting problems encountered in pre- vious evacuation attempts, the editorial insisted that the current evacuation must be "positively planned and closely led." It hinted at trouble among those who have already been regrouped from the cities by calling for the development of a spirit "of overcoming difficulty" and "of unity and mutual assistance." The editorial declared that the government has set aside "a great amount of money" to help the evac- uees and urged the service sector of the government-- health, postal service and trade offices--to prepare plans to take care of the evacuated population. It pointed out also that the evacuation "must be of a lasting character" and directed the evacuees to "immediately engage in production and work" and adapt themselves to the new life. score victories over the US. Only persons "truly necessary" for production and air defense are to remain in industrial cities, accord- ing to the editorial. It asserted that civil defense meas- ures such as air raid shelter construction is, at present, more important even than production. The paper urged the people to "shed much sweat in this task in order to spare blood in combat." The editorial closed by blandly assuring the population that the evacuation and the devel- opment of air raid shelters would better enable them to 11 Aug 66 25X1 Approved ~or Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975A49100300001-7 Approve For Release 2002/09/06: CIA-RDP79T00975AU 9100300001-7 j j j j USSR-Brazil: Moscow has taken a significant step to bolster its lagging trade with Brazil. The USSR in conjunction with the signing of the 1966 trade protocol with Brazil, has granted an eight- year, $100-million credit at four percent to cover Brazilian purchases of Soviet machinery and equip- ment. The USSR will accept up to a fourth of the value of repayment in Brazilian manufactures--and thus pro- vide a market that Brazil has been eager to enter. Soviet- Brazilian trade--heretofore essentially the ex- change of petroleum for coffee, cocoa, and cotton-- has been at a rate of about $65-70 million annually in recent years. The new agreement apparently is the culmination of a thorough joint review of Soviet-Brazilian economic relations which began late last year when Brazil's plan- ning minister visited Moscow and rejected a Soviet of- fer of substantial project aid. Moscow is expected to enter into an arrangement with Chile similar to the Brazilian agreement. Moscow's granting of favorable trade terms to enhance its influence in Latin America is likely to irritate Havana. Castro, in his speech of 26 JBlYi~ or warned the socialis ca~.m kriment gainst "flirting" ter tradin with the Cin~pefl~c~e t`~ in Chile. 25X1 A. jj 1/0 11 Aug 66 3 LOA-1 Approvkd For Release 2002/09/06 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0ID9100300001-7 .1 25X1 1/1, Approved NOTES 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Congo (Brazzaville : Another test of strength be- tween the radical Brazzaville regime and dissident army elements may be in the offing. I these elements fear a move to disarm them and have rejected an order to parade unarmed in independence day celebrations next week. They have begun sending their families out of Brazzaville in anticipation of trouble. If a confronta- tion develops, President Massamba-Debat will prob- ably rely again on his Cuban guard, which stood by the regime during the army mutiny last June. Brazil. The decision by the opposition Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) not to run a candidate in the 3 October presidential election virtually assures ' that the government's candidate, Arthur Costa e Silva, will become Brazil's next president. As the only legal opposition party, the hMB is the only party that could have challenged Costa e Silva. MDB leaders have also recommended that the party's state leaders abstain from the gubernatorial elections to be held in 12 of the 22 states on 3 September. AMB candidates will run, however in the important 15 November congressional races. r I 11 Aug 66 25X1 Approved Felease rjA-RnP7 06PA009100300001-7 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 The Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chief of Naval Operations, United States Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Chief of Staff, United States Army Commandant, United States Marine Corps Navy U.S. Rep., Military Committee and Standing 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 The Director of Naval The Assistant Chief of Department of Justice The Attorney General The Federal Bureau of The Director Security Group, Affairs) Staff for Intelligence, Department of Army Intelligence, Department of Navy Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force Investigation National Aeronautics and Space 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 Releas 975A009100300001-7 25X1 25X1 Approved FoTleasdj2?4M9 ~Eq Ft79T009ii009100300001-7 Approved For ReleaseT20fta9SE?'79T00975A009100300001-7