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Approved For Release 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975A0110Gp aret -25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Top Secret c 212 10 April 1968 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9 25X1 Approved For RoIease 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975AO 25X1 10 April 1968 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS 25X1 Philippines: President Marcos may modify his country's role in Vietnam. (Page 6) Lebanon: Election outcome (Page 7) Chile: Frei to USSR (Page 7) Approved For RdIease 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975A0h1000c b 111-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9 Next 5 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9 25X1 254' Philippines- Domestic political difficulties and ex- ternal events are leading President Marcos to modify his country's role in Vietnam. Appropriations for the Philippine civic action con- tingent in Vietnam have been stalled in the Senate where Marcos' opponents and those opposed to aid to Vietnam have seized on the measure as the vehicle for a power play against him. Marcos' ability to force Senate passage of the ap- propriations bill has been weakened by the furor attend- ing recent disclosures of Philippine plotting against Malaysian Borneo. In addition, various senators and even Marcos himself have interpreted recent moves toward talks as lessening the need for a continued Philippine presence in Vietnam. action cannot take place until after the Easter recess. Marcos now appears willing to accept a program which would substitute medical personnel for some of the Filipino military engineers currently in Vietnam, even though South Vietnam has impressed on Manila that its priority need is for engineers. Congressional 10 Apr 68 AppronFlor CIA- 75A011000090001-9 25X14pproved For Ro NOTES 25X1 Lebanon-. The moderate right-wing Christian leadership scored a noteworthy victory in the recent parliamentary elections. The opposition to pro- Egyptian former president Shihab now commands a majority in the new parliament scheduled to convene on 3 May and may promote a foreign policy less pro- Egyptian than that of the last ten years. Despite some pro-Shihab interference by the army during the elec- tions, it is unlikely that the army will carry out pre- vious threats to intervene openly in the government at this time. Chile-USSR. President Frei has accepted an in- vitation to visit the USSR. No date has been announced. The trip might be combined with visits to other coun- tries. Frei probably would be able to get the consti- tutionally required permission for this trip from the Senate, which is controlled by a predominantly leftist opposition and which vetoed his proposed trip to the United States last year. 25X1 10 Apr 68 7 Approved For Re ease 2003101129 - CIA R 5A511Q0090001-9 Top s reed For Release 2003/01/29: CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/01/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A011000090001-9