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Approved For Release 2003/06/11 :CIA-RDP79T00975A01630~~~'~ DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Secret ~~ 2 8 May 19 70 Approved For Release 2003/06/11 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 25X1 gpproved For Release 2003/06/11 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003/06/11 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003/0~/'I'~~17X-fZDP79T00975A016300100001-9 No. 0127/70 28 May 1970 Centr~cl Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS Laos: Vang Pao has opened a three-battalion drive against Ban Na. (Page 1) Burma: Efforts to counter Communist operations in the northeast have weakened government capabilities elsewhere. (Page 3) West Germany - USSR: The two have apparently worked out anguage on the border issue. (Page 4) Lebanon: The cabinet has decided to try to induce the fedayeen to voluntarily curb their activities. (Page 6 ) Chile: A guerrilla training cramp has been discovered i sn outhern Chile. (Page 7) Venezuela-Guyana: The two have drafted an agreement to put a 12-year moratorium on the border dispute. (Page 8) Communist China: Political maneuvering (Page 9) 25X6 Chile: Copper investments (:Page 10) Ecuador: Terrorism (Page 10) UN-Seabeds: President's proposal (Page 11) Approved For Release 2003/06F9~~elA`RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003/06/11~~~~~''9T00975A016300100001-9 LdOS: Current SlflJdf1011 ~toz Pak ;9eng ~J Communist-controlled territory Contested territory SECRET f""lfuaRg ~abang ~ t;P~{a~a _ .. .~ x Va.~gpdU `~anNa de~y'~ drrv .s north-- t ~-tarx'e ? ~~ dam Thong . g .~ Long ;r - - ~Tieng -? ~l 5avannakhet Boloved Plateau Approved For Release 2003/06/11 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003/~~~:~A'~2DP79T00975A016300100001-9 Laos: General yang Pao hatio opened a three- battalion drive against. Ban Na, but the Communists may soon launch an attack of their awn in this area. The government effort to rE~take the guerrilla base at Ban Na got under way early on 27 May, and by nightfall irregular units ha~i moved to high ground within about four miles of their objective. Initial enemy resistance to the drive was light, but apparently stiffened as the Meo forces moved northward. The southern region military commander, Gen- eral Phasouk, on 26 May ordered the evacuation of all civilians remaining in Saravane. General Phasouk has also placed the Pak:~e and 5ouvannakhili garrisons on full alert as a re:~ult of unconfirmed reports hat Communist harassments may be forth- coming. 2 8 May 70 Central Intelligence bulletin Approved For Release 2003/06,~1E1 P79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003/0~?'~;~I}~C-'~DP79T00975A016300100001-9 ommanist In~urg~nts in Berma.~;~;., s Expand Operations Area of Gammcinst Con tro! +~~r ~ Ar,=a of W~~F _~,~,,Gar>mun~stActivity Mandalayy rym;yo Military escorts .needed between citiQs'~lue to insurgent ac4i~ity ~\\ Area o; Communist Insurgents raided delta / town in early. May ,' k '~ 1 71?#A9L~PID Approved For Release 2003/O~l~'r;;j~l~-'j2DP79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003/0~'I~TRDP79T00975A016300100001-9 Burma: Government efforts to counter expand- ing Communist operations in the northeast have weakened Rangoon's capabilities against insurgents elsewhere in the country. Following Communist seizure of several ~3urmese posts along the Chinese border this spring, gov- ernment officials expressed Rangoon's determination to hold the remaining border towns. The subsequent dispatch of reinforcements to the northeast, however, has weakened the government's position in central Burma, including the Irrawaddy Delta. This has been the traditional haunt of the Communist insurgents, who were scattered by military sweeps beginning in April 1969. The Communists have reacted to the eas- ing of government pressure by increasing the size of their roving bands. A rebel force numbering sev- eral hundred raided a delta town in early May. In northern Shan State the Communist dry sea- son offensive has begun to abate somewhat, but the Communists are now makin fora s into new areas. ommunist re e s rai e t e gem mining center of Mogok in April, and threatened highway traffic well outside their normal area of oper- ations. Military escorts now accompany official travelers on the Mandalay-Maymyo road because of insurgent activity. The military hierarchy may be drawn together more tightly by what it sees as an increased Com- munist threat. This group has recently been sub- jected to strains by disclosures of profiteerin amon desk-bound officers in Rangoon. 28 May 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003611'1RCf~RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 Approved For Release 2003$'~~;1R,~f~'-RDP79T00975A016300100001-9 West Germany - USSR: The two countries have apparently worked out compromise language on the border issue that would permit opening formal nego- tiations on a renunciation of force agreement. Foreign Minister Scheel said i.n Rome on 25 May that the two sides have agreed to regard the borders of a.ll European states "today and i.n the future" to be '?inviolable" as they exist on the day ari agree- ment is signed. This would include the OdE~r-Neisse line and the East - West German border. At the same time, both parties would stipulate that "treati.es and agreements concluded earlier by both sides'" are not affected. Under this draft formulation, the West Germans may maintain that they have held to their basic posi- tion. They have avoided.t:he uses of the woad "r_ecog- nition" demanded by the Soviets, preserved their postwar treaty obligations, and protected allied rights pending a final settlement. In addition, Scheel said Bonn has tied its acceptance of the Euro- pean borders to Soviet acc:eptanc;e of a letter :recog- nizing the West German right to pursue reunification by peaceful means. Scheel said the SoviE~ts have been told that a Soviet - West German agreement