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Approved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00975A01690~~ 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin .Secret ~~ 13 August 1970 State Department review completed Approved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 25X1 gpproved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Approved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Approved For Release 2004/~~~DP79T00975A016900060001-8 No. 0193/70 13 August 1970 Central Intelligence Bulletin coNr.~~vrs Cambodia: The lull in significant military activity cones Hues . (Page 1) South Vietnam: The North Vietnamese may have selected an allie outpost for another siege. (Page 3) Arab States - Israel: Egypt and Jordan are continu- ing their efforts to clamp down on guerrilla activity. (Page 4) Ceylon: The new government is trying to link ultra- lef t revolutionaries with the US. (Page 5) El Salvador - Honduras: Border tension and common market problems are impeding efforts to normalize relations. (Page 7) Costa Rica: The government is under pressure to ab- rogate part of its trade agreement with the US5R. (Page 8 ) Chile-Cuba: Expanded contacts (Page 9) SECRET Approved For Release 2004/03/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Approved For Release 2004/d~'~7"i~TAT/a~DP79T00975A016900060001-8 CAMBODIA: Current Situation K cm pb CRhna: Principal city (10,000 or over) Population over 125 per sq. mi. ~. Communist-controlled area t'ttnot*i A ~ h" SECRET Approved For Release 200/03/ 7 : - - Approved For Release 2004/03/~~~t3~-~~P79T00975A016900060001-8 25X1 25X1 Gambodia: The lull in significant military activity continues. The Communists shelled Siem Reap again yester- day, but government counterfire reportedly dispersed the enemy. Government troops apparently have recap- tured Kralanh, which the enemy occupied on 10 August after heavy fighting. Press reports claim that enemy elements attacked a government position less than five miles from Phnom Penh esterda . Elsewhere, the situation at Kirirorn a arentl has eased somewhat. the enemy wi rew rom several important positions on 11 August. A few days earlier, however, the Communists reportedly inflicted severe losses on three govern- ment battalions that were moving to attack enem o~- sitions near the Ki.rirom plateau. Communist troops isguise in o ian Army uniforms lured government soldiers into the open and ambushed them. The Cambodians suffered 53 killed and 25 wounded? enem casual- ties were not known. (Map) 13 Aug 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin 1 SECRET Approved For Release 2004/03/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/'I7`''~I~c-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 North Vietnamese Threaten Allied Outpost 1 RecenfNVA #inh Linn ~(J~P~JC TRI Enemy sheNings j an~.gn6~nN`"plrabes ~+'`+ ~..- 1~ . ~ Fire Support ?ase ~l,R~eilly ._~- .~ ~_~~-~ ~~ ,. SE(~RET 5~11~]~?I AK.~ EaT ~~ire Support - Base~Rpc?rd ~~"- , k,.d ~ '~~andon~:d by Approved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00 75A01 0 - Approved For Release 2004/03/1~~?~'~79T00975A016900060001-8 South Vietnam: The North Vietnamese may have selecte an allied outpost in the remote mountains west of Hue as a target for another siege. Enemy shellings and ground probes around Fire Support Base O'Reilly have increased steadily during the past week. The reinforced South Vietnamese bat- talion defending O'Reilly has suffered relatively light casualties so far, but there is growing con- cern that the enemy may intend to repeat the same kind of sustained pressure that caused U5 commanders to abandon nearby Fire Support Base Ripcord last month. The commander of the South Vietnamese 1st Divi- sion has announced that his forces will not withdraw from O'Reilly, thus increasing the likelihood of a significant battle. The commander, a respected of- ficer, apparently has decided that the outpost is defensible and that it is better to fight the North Vietnamese in the mountains than along the populated coastal lowlands. The North Vietnamese probably reason that an attempt to break through to the coast in force would be too costly right now. Pressure against the al- lied defense screen in the mountains of western Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces, on the other hand, would have certain advantages. These include attrition of US and South Vietnamese units and their diversion from more populated areas, and the possi-? ble turning of South Vietnamese attention from Com- munist logistic activities along the border and in 13 Aug 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin 3 SECRET Approved For Release 2004/03/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Approved For Release 2004/03/~(~~~'~p79T00975A016900060001-8 Arab States - Tsrael: Egypt and Jordan are con- tinuing their efforts to clamp down on guerrilla ac- tivity against Israel and to dampen the fedayeen anti-peace movement. N asir, who had already denied Cairo's radio fa- cilities to the fedayeen, now has ut other restraints n the Palestinians in E t. In Jordan, dur- ing the last few days Jordanian Army assistance to fedayeen units operating in the northern part of the country has tapered off.. noted that while there was stil a goo ea o' cooperation between the Jordanian Army and the fedayeen, actual fire su ~ort b the army seemed to be diminishing. 13 Aug 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin SECRET 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/03/'~~~C1P79T00975A016900060001-8 Ce 1on: The new government appears to be try- ing to discredit ultraleft revolutionaries on the island by linking them with the U5 , Finance Minister Perera has been quoted in the press as saying that the recent government decision to close dawn Peace Corps and Asia Foundation opera- tions in Ceylon resulted from police findings that the US was backing the so-called Che Guevara revolu- tionaries. A communique issued later by the govern- ing United Front coalition stated that certain "foreign elements" were behind the ultraleft move- ment. The communique also asserted, however, that the Che Guevara group was actually a reactionary organization aiming to disrupt the recently installed left-of-center government. The carefully worded communique did not specif- ically charge any foreign country, and a Ceylonese official has assured the US ambassador that Perera's remarks do not represent the position of the govern-~ ment. It is probable, therefore, that the govern- ment's primary purpose at this time is to discredit the revolutionaries by tainting them with reaction- ary connections rather than to attack the US. The government may be concerned that the is- land's various small revolutionary groups will coa- lesce into a significant terrorist movement, but it apparently cannot yet substantiate any charges against them. For example, after the issuance of the communique, the Che Guevara group held its first open rally at which its leader, previousl arrested by the overnment was the main speaker. 25X1 13 Aug 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin 5 SECRET Approved For Release 2004/03/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Approved For Release 2004~~~`7`:`~1~RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Border Tensions Persist Between EI Salvador and Honduras Situ (tip a(f~9~iF, ; S~lu.~d/ioyr/a(~Tn?border ~ i ~~," Cue~a . SF,CRET ~tt~e~A~~A:*i pprove or a ease 17 : - 009 5A01690006 001-8 Approved For Release 2004/03/~~61~~~P79T00975A016900060001-8 El Salvador - Honduras: The persistence of boarder tensions and Honduran intransigence on Com- mon Market issues are impeding efforts to normalize political and economic relations in the area. Honduran Foreign Minister Carias has warned the OAS that pacification efforts were being jeop- ardized by recent Salvadoran actions. Carias charged that Salvadoran civilians were occupying Honduran boarder towns while the Salvadoran National Guard was preventing Honduran nationals from returning to these same areas. He also alleged that there have been incursions by armed Salvadoran civilians and harassment of Honduran frontier police by Salvadoran troops, despite the creation of a demilitarized zone along the border. The OAS is reluctant to become directly in- volved in the question of territorial jurisdiction, and wants former OAS secretary general Jose Mora to reconvene direct talks between E1 Salvador and Hon- duras as soon as possible. Some Central American officials, however, are concerned that Honduras will use these incidents as a continued excuse for stay- ing away from the bilateral talks, which are to re- sume on 24 August after having been stalled for more than six months. Suspicion about Honduran readiness to compro- mise may have resulted in part from its behavior at an area-wide meeting o.f economics ministers on 29 July. At that time Honduras indicated its willing- ness to withdraw from the Central American Common Market if its proposals for restructuring the or- ganization were not accepted. A rupture was avoided, but final action on the Honduran ro- posals has not yet been taken. 25X1 13 Aug 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin 7 SECRET Approved For Release 2004/03/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Approved For Release 2004/03/~~Gfi~~2~P79T00975A016900060001-8 Costa Rica: The government is under pressure to abrogate part of the trade agreement concluded with the Soviet Union in late June. Mounting opposition by domestic politicians and businessmen, as well a,s by leaders of neighboring countries, ha.s focused, on a protocol that would give the Soviet trade mission personnel diplomatic immu- nity and the privilege of sending coded messages. The protocol also anticipates the establishment of diplomatic relations and the elevation of the trade mission to an embassy, 25X1 Leaders in most neighboring countries have ex- pressed concern over the proposed establishment of a Soviet presence in Central America, 25X1 13 Aug 70 Central .intelligence Bulletin ~-E~R.ET Approved For Release 2004/03/'l~E~~~79T00975A016900060001-8 Chile-Cuba: Chile continues to expand its of- ficial a d unofficial contacts with Cuba under the leadership of Foreign Minister Valdes. Another of- ficial Chilean delegation has gone to Havana to con- clude negotiations that project $12-million worth of Chilean sales to Cuba in 1971 instead of the pre- viously announced $$ million. A Cuban ship leaves Chile this week with a cargo of wine, foodstuffs and, reportedly, some Argentine agricultural produce. It was also to pick up Brazilian and Bolivian subver- sives; Chile had hoped to send the Bolivians to asylum in Mexico or Cuba, but Mexico refused them transit visas. In addition, Chile's Catholic Univer- sity has just signed an agreement for a weekly ex- cha~ge of television programs with Cuba. One of Santiago's other two television stations is run by Marxists who already present a favorable ima e of Castro and Cuba to the viewing. public. 13 Aug 70 Central Intelligence Bulletin 9 SECRET Approved For Release 2004/03/17: CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 25X1 Secrti'i'-roved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8 Secret Approved For Release 2004/03/17 :CIA-RDP79T00975A016900060001-8