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~' fG` ~~c c CG Approved Fo lease 2003/04/18: CIA-RDP79T009 ' 0096o1epSei:ret 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin STATE review(s) completed. Top Secret c160 19 January 1967 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 Approved Fd elease 2003/04/18 :CIA-RDP79T0097 009600020001-3 19 January 19 67 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) USSR: Military and party officials being briefed on China. (Page 5) USSR-Japan: Contract for air service between two capitals will be signed. (Page 7) Dominican Republic: Balaguer makes personnel changes to improve government's image. (Page 8) Chile: Senate's refusal to authorize Frei's trip to US may backfire. (Page 9) USSR- US: Outer space treaty Communist China - Macao: Confrontation Congo (Kinshasa) - Belgium: Union Miniere Approved For Relfase 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T0097gA009600020001-3 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Aft Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 J.1 Ban Me Thuot Qui Nhon -.n.T~Y Hoa ZONE ",O" PHNOM PEN H? SOUTH VIETNAM pp 25 50 775 _ 100 Miles 0' 25-90 75 100 Kilometers 25X1 prove or Release - 25X1 19 Jan 67 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map Approved For+lieas~ 9600020001-3 25X1 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EST) The Military Situation in South Vietnam: Allied troops participating in Operation CEDAR FALLS north- west of Saigon continue to find significant enemy instal- lations and supplies, despite limited combat. Elements of the 23 allied battalions in the operation on 18 January uncovered a second major underground tunnel and cave complex within the operational area, a Viet Cong stronghold labeled the Iron Triangle. The tunnel complex, which was extensively mined and booby- trapped, is possibly the site of the Viet Cong Military Region IV headquarters which coordinates enemy actions in and around Saigon and is a major target of the allied search. Thirty Guam-based B-52 bombers yesterday struck a target area on the fringe of the Iron Triangle, near the Communist redoubt known as War Zone "D." The bomb- ing mission employed an incendiary type of cluster bomb and was designed to determine techniques for destroying large jungle areas. The strikes may have hit concentra- tions of Communist troops who were reported fleeing to- ward Zone "D" from the Operation CEDAR FALLS area. Southwest of Saigon yesterday Communist forces at- tacked a town in the Mekong delta area, killing 16 South Vietnamese and wounding 54, and also overran a para- military outpost, killing nine defenders. South Vietnam- ese Army operations have been launched in reaction to both attacks, but so far no contact has been reported with the enemy whose losses are unknown. Political Developments in South Vietnam: Nguyen Huu Co, the most prominent southern-born general in the Ky government, has quietly been dismissed as deputy premier and defense minister. (continued) 19 Jan 67 Approved For Rele - 09600020001-3 25X1 Approved ForWea b020001-3 25X1 I a unanimous deci- sion to oust o because of his recent political intrigues and flagrant corruption was reached by 12 ranking gen- erals at a meeting on 17 January, prior to Premier Ky's departure for Australia. A general officer is being sent to Taiwan to inform Co, who arrived there the same day on an official visit, that he is being relieved of his duties --probably by the present chief of the Joint General Staff, General Cao Van Vien--and is to remain in temporary exile. Although the generals are reported to feel that Co lacks any solid base of power among southern elen:.ents, either civilian or military, and that no serious repercus- sions are therefore likely, police and troops around O"aigon and in the delta are being alerted to possible trouble. Some Ky supporter s, who had been pressing for Co's replacement, had earlier voiced suspicion that Chief of State Thieu was backing Co, but there has been no sub- stantiating evidence, and Thieu reportedly concurred in the decision taken. Thieu would have been unlikely, in any event, to block a move with wide military consensus in order to defend an officer as identified with corruption as is Co. However, he may well have private misgivings `gat Co's ouster is another step by Ky to strengthen the tatter's bid for the future resident . 19 Jan 67 25X1 25X1 Approved For Rele se 2003104118 : - 9600020001-3 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 Approvedf,V USSR: As part of an extensive campaign, party organizations in the major units of the Soviet armed forces are now being briefed--apparently on China. Top leaders of the high command already have briefed party units in the Moscow, Leningrad, and other military districts, and in Soviet armed forces in East Germany. Top-ranking party leaders two weeks ago ini- tiated a similar program among civilian party stal- warts. On 17 January Foreign Minister Gromyko and KGB chief Semichastny conducted briefings in Moscow. The campaign has become the most far flung and intensive exposition of policy to middle rank party members ever undertaken in the USSR. Lower rank- ing officials are now carrying the message to a wider circle of party members and into important govern- ment departments. 19 Jan 67 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00p600020001-3 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3 Approved Forte USSR-Japan: Moscow and Tokyo will shortly sign a commercial contract for joint operation of an air service between the two capitals. For the first two years, in accordance with a civil air agreement reached a year ago, the joint service will use Soviet aircraft and flight crews. Thereafter, the question of the Japanese using their own planes and crews will be reviewed. Japan Air Lines foresees service beginning in April, but Moscow is pushing for an earlier date. Under a recently signed agreement, Scandina- vian Airlines System (SAS) will be permitted to fly to the Far East via Siberia- -presumably also using -Soviet aircraft and crews. SAS may have trouble in implementing these rights, however, since Japan has indicated its air agreement with SAS will have to be renegotiated to permit planes flying the Siber- ian route to land in Japan. 25X1 25X1 19 Jan 67 Approved For Rf lease 2003104118 : - 25X1 Approve Release 2003/04/18: CIA-RDP79T00975A 09600020001-3 25X1 Dominican Republic: President Balaguer has made personnel changes in his immediate entourage in an effort to improve the image of his government. The removal of two presidential assistants widely regarded as "trujillistas" and their replace- ment with "more polished individuals" should lessen criticism of Balaguer's kitchen cabinet and improve the government's poor press relations. In addition, the designation of Fernando Amiama Tio, a long- time career diplomat, as head of the Foreign Min- istry may indicate that Balaguer intends to dele- gate more responsibilities in this field. It is likely, however, that Balaguer will retain very close con- trol over day-to-day government operations, par- ticularly implementation of economic policies. Despite these changes, opposition groups will continue to play up the theme that the government is reverting to a Trujillo-style dictatorship. Meanwhile, the strike of secondary students is well into its second week with no sign of resolution. Some student leaders have privately admitted, how- ever, that disc ura ement and disor anization exist in their ranks. 19 Jan 67 Approved For Relea 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO 00020001-3 Composition Of Chilean Congress SENATE (PDC) Christian Democratic (VNP) National Popular Vanguard (PS) Socialist (PCCh) Communist (PADENA) National Democratic (PR) Radical (PN) National an 67 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Chart Approved Fo lease 2003/04/18 :CIA-RDP79T00975 09600020001-3 25X1 Chile: The Senate's rejection of President Frei's request for permission to visit the US has provoked public demonstrations of support that over the long run will strengthen his hand in future dealings with Congress. Foreign Minister Valdes has told the US charge in Santiago that Frei still hopes to make the trip. The request will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies, where Frei's Christian Democratic Party (PDC) has the votes needed to approve it. It will then go back to the Senate, which might reverse itself. If it does not, Valdes indicated Frei may make the trip anyway, since the Senate had no valid reason for its objection. The opposition's motive was primarily to em- barrass the President. The Senate has obstructed a number of Frei's reform programs during the past two years. Frei is certain to exploit the fact that the nega- tive vote has embarrassed Chile and hampered him in his conduct of foreign affairs. He may point out that with this precedent it will be difficult for him to attend the hemisphere summit meeting in April. 19 Jan 67 9 25X1 Approved For - 9600020001-3 25X1 Approved FoIe se 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0096 0020001-3 25X1 USSR-US: Moscow is ready to sign the treaty providing for peaceful exploration and use of outer space. In an aide memoire of 17 January the USSR accepted US procedural proposals and suggested that the agreement be concluded as soon as the UN Secre- tariat can prepare texts for simultaneous signing in Washington, Moscow, and London. This will be the first multilateral arms control agreement involving the US and USSR since the 1963 treaty limiting nu- clear testing. 25X1 Communist China - Macao: The evacuation of Portuguese dependents to Hong Kong is under way although the situation in Macao remains calm. Macao authorities have reportedly offered another new com- promise to meet Chinese demands for an abject apology accepting Portuguese responsibility for the December riots. F 25X1 Congo (Kinshasa). - Belgium: Union Miniere of- ficials in Lubumbashi (formerly Elisabethville) told the US consul on 18 January that some company in- stallations will have to shut down in 10 or 15 days be- cause spare parts are not available. They also said that European workers, who are essential to copper production, have shown no interest in working for Union Miniere's Congolese successor, and that some of them are leaving before their contracts expire. The officials may be exaggerating the seriousness of the situation, but even a relatively minor cutback in the company's activities in Katanga would exacerbate the already tense situation in the province. 19 Jan 67 10 25X1 Approved For Rel - 009600020001-3 25X1 Top'SO For RRia+ase 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975 600020001-3 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600020001-3