Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 14, 2016
Document Release Date: 
March 31, 2003
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
January 23, 1967
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP79T00975A009600050001-0.pdf355.33 KB
Approved FRelease 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T00A0096F 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE cret Central Intelligence Bulletin DEPT OF STATE review(s) completed. 25X1 Top Secret C 160 23 January 1967 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600050001-0 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600050001-0 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600050001-0 Approved F elease 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A00960 050001-0 25X1 23 January 1967 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) Nicaragua: Political rioting in Managua. (Page 6) Ecuador- Peru: Ecuadorian army tripling strength at border. (Page 7) Chile: Anticipated decision on trip 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Rel ase 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0 9600050001-0 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009600050001-0 `Savannakhet r NORTH pang Hot VIETNAM j (ji Saravane % ...,....... ^J raM ~y r: Kontum? Pleiku. PHNOM PENH? en Tno SOUTH VIETNAM 0 25 50 75 100Md1es 0 25 50 75 1 0 Kilometers 25X1 ,,,.Tan Son Ntut ` I! H JAlren .Fiei V. r+ ._t 034d/ 1-6/ CIA A Atproved or Release CIA !i:: - 50001-0 25X1 23 Jan 7 U NTRALINTELLIG INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map Approved For` I b50001-0 25X1 *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EST) The Military Situation in South Vietnam: Allied forces this weekend continued to press 30 battalion- sized or larger search-and-destroy operations against known or suspected Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army troop concentrations and base areas, but without sig- nificant enemy contact. Two ARVN airborne battalions on 20 January in- flicted losses of 102 killed and 10 captured on elements of an estimated Viet Cong battalion during a local security operation 10 miles west-northwest of Saigon. Government casualties included one killed and 14 wounded. There was speculation that the enemy force may have been massing for a possible attack against nearby Tan Son Nhut airfield. Captured documents, prisoner interroga- tions, Pave consistently pinpointed Tan 25X1 Son N u as a primary Viet Cong target in the Saigon area. Communist-initiated military activity during the week- end was highlighted by a series of simultaneous and appar- ently coordinated attacks on 21 January against five South Vietnamese police posts and at least one civilian hamlet in the southeastern portion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Seven South Vietnamese policemen and civilians were killed and eight wounded, according to preliminary casualty re- ports. Military Developments in North Vietnam: The North Vietnamese air defense system displayed increased aggres- siveness against US strike aircraft during the weekend. Eighty airborne SA-2 surface-to-air missiles were sighted by US pilots during 20-21 January, bringing to 122 the total number sighted for the three-day period 19-21 January. One US aircraft may have been downed by an SA-2; however, no other confirmed hits were reported. (continued) 23 Jan 67 1 Approved For 7 lease 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T00975A009 00050001-0 25X1 Approved Fdel 9600050001-0 25X1 In addition, US pilots observed between 48 and 51 MIG aircraft in flight on 20 and 21 January. Four separate aerial engagements, involving an estimated 13 to 16 MIGs, occurred, but no aircraft losses were reported on either side. Four US aircraft were downed over North Vietnam on 20 January, one to a probable SA-2 missile burst and the others to unknown causes. F- I 25X1 23 Jan 67 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO096P0 0050001-0 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600050001-0 Next 3 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600050001-0 Approved Fie *Nicaragua: Several persons were killed and scores wounded in Managua last night after an opposition rally turned into rioting. Fernando Aguero, candidate of the National Opposi- tion Union (UNO), and his followers had planned for a week or more to touch off violence yesterday in hopes of prompting OAS intervention and postponement of the elec- tions scheduled for 5 February. The UNO wants the elections delayed one year to correct voter registration rolls which it charges are padded in favor of the govern- ment's candidate, General Anastasio Somoza. Although Somoza could probably win a fair election, the charge is believed justified, even by some members of his own party. In a campaign speech yesterday afternoon, Aguero appealed unsuccessfully to the National Guard to over- throw the government and set up a junta. Violence broke out after the rally when oppositionists apparently fired on National Guardsmen attempting to disperse demonstrators with fire hoses. By early evening the Guard appeared to be gaining control of the situation despite heavy sniper fire in the downtown area. where Aguero and a small band of follow- ers had barricaded themselves in a hotel. fhe US Embassy has received one report indicating that the UNO plans to call a general strike today, and some violence may occur in other areas of the country. It is still too early to tell what effect, if any, this out- break will have on the elections. * Because of the shortage of time for preparation of this item, the analytic interpretation presented here has been produced by the Central Intelligence Agency without the participation of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State or of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense. 23 Jan 67 Approved For Rel 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved FoI~ 0050001-0 25X1 Ecuador- Peru: The Ecuadorian Army reportedly is in the process of tripling the strength of its 4,000- man force normally stationed along the border with Peru. Former conscripts are being recalled to duty and approximately 60 percent of the troops stationed in the Quito military garrisons have been moved to border 25X1 students at the --Ecuadorian War Academy were released from classes and assigned to various military units. The mobilization stems from the belief of Ecuado- rian military leaders that Peru will stage some military action along the border about 29 January in connection with the commemoration of its successful armed action against Ecuador in 1941. Although the presidents and political leaders of both countries have assured US officials of their desire to prevent any border incidents which might have inter, national repercussions, irresponsible elements in both countries, particularly in Ecuador, could arouse the public with in1ammAtorv speeches and some provocation might occur. 23 Jan 67 Approved For Re ease 2003/05/19: CIA-RDP79T00975A00 25X1 600050001-0 25X1 Approved FoY I NOTES without congressional permission, as required by Chile: The Chilean Foreign Ministry has in- dicated that a firm decision on President Frei's proposed trip to the US is not expected before this evening. A Foreign Ministry official stated that high government officials believe there is about a 50-50 chance he will make the trip. Christian Democratic Party elements fear that Frei's domes- tic position would be weakened if he takes the trip the constitution. 23 Jan 67 Approved 25X1 25X1 25X1 Top Swreld For R& ase 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975 9600050001-0 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/05/19 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09600050001-0