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25X1 Approved For lase 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T0097 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin State Dept., JCS reviews completed 25X1 Top Secret X15 9 20 December 1966 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009500070001-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09500070001-9 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09500070001-9 25X1 Approved ForR (ea 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975 09500070001-9 25X1 20 December 1966 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS VIETNAM: Current situation report. (Page 1) FRANCE-USSR: Economic cooperation may undercut EEC policies. (Page 2) EGYPT-USSR: Soviets have agreed to meet Cairo's wheat requirements. (Page 3) IRAQ: Kurdish rebels seeking new sources of sup- port in struggle against government. (Page 4) NOTES NIGERIA: Political negotiations. CHILE: Labor problems. Approved For Releafe 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T00975t 00950~g Q01-9 Approved For lease 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009500070001-9 KHANH HOA SOUTH VIETNAM 0 25 50 75 IOOMiles O 25 / rHtEM _1 f3a XUYEN ~\ 1 a.^.c -I ,u IQuan)g Tri UANG TRI / r _~r~l ) Hue "'-?.THIJ THIEN SINH ^I ( ` Bien)KHANr-v Ninh *3 ry phu Vinh / NINH /l 4-. J .tip. ~..~ a NH ~ LONG LAM f j PHUOC 25X1 b3765 CAA Appr4ved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09500070 01-9 25X' 20 Dec 66 CENTRAL IN p Approved FbaRel 25X1 ase 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T009 A009500070001-9 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EST) The Military Situation in South Vietnam: US units participating in Operation THAYER II, report only light contact with the enemy as they continue to sweep the area of operations in Binh Dinh Prov- ince, 37 miles northwest of Qui Nhon. Enemy casualties as the result of the weekend's fighting stand at 131 killed and three captured. The enemy unit--a battalion of the 18th NVA Regiment-- appears to have largely disengaged from the fight. Friendly losses in this operation stand at 34 killed, 81 wounded, and one missing. F77 I 20 Dec 66 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AP095 ;) 001-9 Approved F,Re 00950?&A601-9 France-USSR: French Foreign Ministry sources say the major accomplishment of the Kosygin visit was the establishment of a framework for economic cooper- ation. During the visit, the two countries established a high-level commission to coordinate economic, scien- tific and technical cooperation and to organize groups to study specific problems. De Gaulle hopes that this multiplicity of contacts will forward his goal of detente in Europe. France's willingness to press for bilateral eco- nomic ties could lead to more problems with its allies. Foreign Ministry officials have indicated that the govern- ment is considering whether to remain in COCOM, the Western committee for coordinating policy on the sale of strategic items to Communist countries. There has been some criticism in the French press of the government's policy toward the USSR. The government has been accused of acting as if the European Economic Community did not exist. This presumably is a reference to the fact that bilateral arrangements might undercut Common Market treaty provisions for the eventual development of a common commercial policy. 20 Dec 66 25X1 Approved For Rele se 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T0097 00958001-9 25X1 Approved Four el se 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00 Fii009500070001-9 Egypt-USSR: President Nasir claims that Egypt will be able to meet its current wheat requirements with the help of the USSR. He told the Canadian ambassador on 11 December that Moscow had agreed to ship some of the 850, 000r tons Egypt needs through mid-1967, and to lend Egypt the foreign exchange to purchase the balance through commercial channels, I A Soviet commitment of this nature would be a significant departure for Moscow, which has not been open-handed in helping to relieve Egypt's food short- age. The Soviets had encouraged Nasir to seek as- sistance elsewhere, and some Soviet officials have even encouraged the US to continue PL-480 aid to Cairo. The excellent Soviet harvest this year en- ables the USSR to export wheat. Soviet assistance to Egypt in this field could bring more pressure on Moscow from India and other countries that are also seeking grain. 20 Dec 66 3 Approved For Rele4se 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T0097pA009,-!2897p001-9 Approved Foilea a 2003/05/19 :CIA-RDP79T0097 0095000~OU`11 R9 Iraq: The Kurdish rebels are seeking new sources of support in their long struggle against the Iraqi Govern- ment. Iran, which had long supported them, cut off most of its help last summer when the Kurds agreed to an armistice with Baghdad. Last week, an emissary of Kurdish rebel chief- tain Mulla us a a Barzani arrived in Amman with a plea for funds. Barzani claims that the situation in Kurdistan is so desperate that he is considering decamp- ing for Europe. 25X1 25X1 The Shah is eager to establish .: friendly relations with the Iraqi Government, and wants to avoid giving Barzani any real encouragement, 7- 1 The Iraqi regime, meanwhile, is moving,very slowly in its promised rehabilitation of the Kurdish areas. Should the crisis involving the Iraqi' Petro- leum Company seriously deplete Iraqi finances, funds earmarked for Kurdish development would probably be the first to suffer. 20 Dec 66 25X1 25X1 Approved For Relea$e 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T0097*0025QQ70001-9 Approved FceIe i w01-9 se 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T00 1440095000700I Nigeria: British troubleshooter Malcolm. MacDonald's talks with Supreme Commander Gowon and Eastern military governor Ojukwu have not brought the two appreciably closer to agreement. Ojukwu continues to make demands unacceptable to Gowon, but MacDonald is trying to draft a compromise statement which would make a meeting of the two possible. Both Ojukwu and Gowon agreed that if a compromise is not reached in the next few weeks, it might be too late to preserve any form of Nigerian unity. Chile: The strike of public health workers is continuing into its third week, with the government apparently determined not to exceed its offer of a 20- percent wage increase. Soldiers are stationed at all major oints. Mediation efforts have so far been fruitless. 20 Dec 66 25X1 Approved For Relelase 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T0097fA00952g97.001-9 7Wfr3Rc WfWease 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T00975009500070001-9 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09500070001-9