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Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0098clT' 0 ret 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Dept of State review(s) completed. Top Secret 160 20 April 1967 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009800240001-7 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For Rel 25X1 25X 20 April 1967 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS Vietnam: Current situation report. (Page 1) 25X Disarmament: EURATOM states probably will not accept revised safeguards in nonproliferation treaty.. (Page 4) 25X1 Nigeria: Eastern Region takes another step toward full independence. (Page 6) Cuba: "Che" Guevara publicity (Page 8) Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A009810240001-7 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 't ong Van ) Bao Lac?',?f"~ PhongSaly JL_. 0 25 50 75 Miles 25 50 75 Kilometers 66365 4-67 CIA Mong Cal ?Saravane t1 Approved or Release - 9T00975AO09800240p01-7 Lao Cai Cao Bang 25X1 20 Apr 67 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map Approved For Rep *Vietnam: (Information as of 4:30 AM EST) Military Developments in North Vietnam: The largest air battle of the war occurred yesterday after a major US air strike on the Xuan Mai army barracks 25 miles southwest of Hanoi. At least 17 separate air engagements involving a total of 28 MIGs and 20 or more US aircraft were re- ported. One MIG has been confirmed downed and two others were possibly downed. Six MIGs were re- ported damaged by US aircraft. One US Air Force F- 105 was downed by ground fire, and an A- 1E pro- viding cover for the downed crew was subsequently shot down by one of the MIGs. Initial reports indicate the strike on the bar- racks--believed to be a special training center for infiltration groups--was successful. (Map) 25X1 25X1 20 Apr 67 Approved For Rele 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 NORTH ?Dong Hoi VIETNAM -' It .QuangTri UANG TRI-./ ue? -1 O .1, IHUP IHIE \ ~... ..--~ D Nang [~ (n Saravane C ~ JANG NAM I CORPS Pakse .?, 11 QUANG TIN Chu Lai ti ?Qieng Ngai QUANG NGAI Kontum .1i Pleiku. BINH -DINI4~ PHU eo. BON DARLAC ?Ban Me Thuot 1 r?r.uo~ aSihanoukville DAO r PHU QUOA baTrang SOUTH VIETNAM 25 50 5 100M11AA 0 25 50 75 I O Kilometers 66364 4-67 CI J PHU~~ YENUy HOa tl CORPS K H A N H~__ T-7 HOA c-,1 App oved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001 20 Apr 67 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Map ..: rJ 11 LUNG N C. Capltpl Special Zone 25X1 Approved For Rel 25X1 25X1 The Military Situation in South Vietnam: The Communists continue to apply pressure against US and South Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam's northern I Corps. In an apparent show of concern over allied efforts to create a barrier south of the DMZ in northeastern Quang Tri Province, enemy troops have laid mines in the work area, directed mortar fire at defensive po- sitions of allied forces engaged in the project, and attempted to draw the allies into firefights. Although none of the incidents has developed into an engagement of significant size, constant harassment of the allied forces is hindering the development of the buffer strip. Throughout the rest of the country, the lull in major ground confrontations between allied and Com- munist forces continues with only scattered small- unit actions reported. 20 Apr 67 2 25X1 Approved For Rele se - 09800240001-7 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For ReI4 Disarmament: There appears to be little chance that the six EURATOM states will accept the revised safeguards provisions in the draft nonproliferation treaty (NPT). They object to the so-called "guillotine" clause of the treaty, which sets a time limit of three years for agreement between EURATOM and the Interna- tional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on mutually sat- isfactory safeguards, after which IAEA safeguards would automatically apply if the question had not been resolved. The EURATOM Commission has proposed that the three-year time limit be eliminated. It suggests that in the event that EURATOM and the IAEA fail to reach agreement, the application of IAEA safeguards be dis- cussed during the review conference provided for in the treaty five years after the NPT enters into force. Meanwhile, efforts are under way at the North Atlantic Council (NAC) to find a way around French in- sistence that the NAC take no action implying endorse- ment of further negotiations between the US and USSR on the NPT. Ambassador Cleveland believes that a "summing up" of the NPT consultations in the NAC by Secretary General Brosio might be acceptable to the French in lieu of formal endorsement. French perma- nent representative De Leusse has said his government is prepared to consider such a "summing up" provided it includes an "objective" statement of the French po- sition. At a cabinet meeting yesterday the German Gov- ernment, which has been among the leading NATO critics of the current NPT draft, decided not to object to further US-USSR negotiations on the treaty. The cabinet did not, however, endorse such negotiations and continues to share the views of EURATOM on the safeguards problem. 20 Apr 67 Approved For ReI4 25X 25X 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For Relea Nigeria: Eastern Nigeria has taken another step toward full independence. Eastern Governor Ojukwu on 18 April issued an edict taking over the management and assets in the East of all federally chartered corporations. This step removes the last vestiges of federal control over electric power, transport, coal, and produce mar- keting enterprises, as well as over broadcasting and posts and telecommunications. The federal government's response to Ojukwu's edict will probably be determined at a meeting of the Supreme Military Council (SMC)--without Ojukwu-- scheduled for today. Ojukwu's most recent action, following closely on the recent Ghanaian coup attempt, may further reduce the chances for a full SMC meet- in which had been scheduled for next week in Ghana. 20 Apr 67 Approved For 9 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Approved For Relea - 009800240001-7 NOTES 25X1 25 letter allegedly authored by Guevara perpetuates the Cuban line that he is secretly leading a guerrilla group Cuba: The current publicity build-up regarding Ernesto "Che" Guevara is probably a propaganda ploy to dramatize Fidel Castro's recently stepped-up call for armed revolution in Latin America, Guevara, a former high-ranking regime official and leading spokes- man for armed struggle tactics, vanished in March 1965 amid reports of a clash with Castro. No substantial evidence has been offered to prove whether Guevara is still alive. The publication on 16 April of a 5,000-word in a foreign land. 20 Apr 67 Approved For Rel.' 25X1 25X1 Top S fricd For Release 2003/04/18: CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO09800240001-7