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Approved For Reuse 2003/06/12: CIA-RDP79T00975A8i6'30c'eof$t 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Secret 13 February 1971 Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP79T00975A018300010001-7 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO18300010001-7 Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO18300010001-7 Approved For Rase 2003/068-E(WA P79T00975A 300010001-7 No. 0038/71 13 February 1971 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS SUDAN: Numayri is responding to army pressure in attacking Sudan Communists. (Page 1) ARGENTINA: Levingston's tenuous position may be strengthened by disagreements within the military. (Page 2) CHILE: The government has made a deal with the Christian Democrats. (Page 3) CAMBODIA: No cabinet change likely (Page 4) JAPAN: Oil "cartel" (Page 4) UGANDA: Nationalization (Page 4) NATO: Integrated European division (Page 5) Approved For Release 2003/06/1SEQ P79T00975A018300010001-7 Approved For Rase 2003/0M klp PDP79T00975A8300010001-7 SUDAN: President Numayri's sharp attack against the Sudanese Communist Party yesterday was the latest move in response to army pressure to neutralize Com- munist influence in the government. Numayri's major policy speech was preceded by a two-day meeting of the ruling Revolutionary Com- mand Council (RCC) during which the role of Commu- nists in government as well as the continued eco- nomic deterioration were presumably discussed. In a parallel move, the RCC has reportedly purged three Communist ministerial undersecretaries. The dismis- sal last November of two ultraleftist members of the RCC who supported Sudanese Communist Party Secretary General Mahjub was also apparently designed to pla- cate armed forces officers who chafed at the Commu- nist. influence in the Khartoum government. It is by no means certain that the military has been appeased by Numayri's ostensible effort to cir- cumscribe Communist power. While the brunt of his crackdown has been borne by the orthodox Mahjub wing of the party, a rival faction still holds sev- eral cabinet posts, including the sensitive foreign minist ry portfolio. 13 Feb 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/0I ' bP79T00975A018300010001-7 Approved For Release 2003/06/19E, et Pff 79T007A018300010001-7 ARGENTINA: 'President. Levingston's position may be strengthened by the growing dissatisfaction of middle-grade officers with the armed forces' commanders .1 ',.The discontent with the military hierarchy, and particularly with army commander General Lanusse, is stimulated by political differences as well as by complaints on personnel policies. Officers at the colonel level have come increasingly to believe that the military has not justified its take-over of the government in 1966 and that changes must be made to ensure progress in dealing with Argentina's serious political and economic problems. 1,,A strongly nationalistic approach is favored by an increasing number of military officers, and Pres- ident Levingston has appeared in recent weeks to be purposely playing on this sentiment. Indications of an impending clash between Levingston and General Lanusse have increased recently, and it is likely that Levingston is using the nationalism issue to attract support from within the military for the :L 3 Feb 71 Central .intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/06/gE(W fP79T00975A018300010001-7 Approved For Reuse 2003/0651 rCP79T00975A(00010001-7 CHILE: The government and the Christian Demo- cratic Party (PDC) have reached a deal that epito- mizes the Chilean proclivity for compromise. The government is backing off for now from its insinuations that members of the previous administra- tion were involved in the plot that ended in the death of army commander in chief Schneider last October. In return, the PDC apparently will lie low on certain sensitive issues, even though it will remain in general opposition to the government. An additional factor is the agreement between the PDC-controlled publishing house Zigzag and the gov- ernment that will transform the company into a state agency while permitting Zigzag to retain some of its publications. Zigzag had been facing bankruptcy because of pressure from its Communist-controlled unions and a general credit squeeze. This arrangement illustrates President Allende's policy of avoiding direct clashes with opposition interests where possible. In addition, it typifies the desire of most Chileans to reach an accommoda- tion rather than to make a strong stand on a matter f principle. 13 Feb 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 3 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/06REP79T00975A018300010001-7 Approved Poft Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP79T00 5A018300010001-7 SECRET NOTES CAMBODIA: Lon Nol has indicated that no cabi- net changes are to be made for the time being. The striken Cambodian leader has reportedly informed Acting Prime Minister Matak and General Sak Sutsak- han, Cambodian Army chief of general staff, that he does not wish to make any ministerial changes for at least the next three months in order to maintain national unity. The last major cabinet reshuffle occurred last summer, and since then Lon Nol has resisted periodic suggestions that certain incompe- tent or corrupt ministers be replaced. JAPAN: Japanese oil companies are seeking gov- ernment permission to set up a "cartel" to conduct negotiations with Western companies supplying crude oil to minimize the anticipated price hikes. The permission, which probably will be granted, would strengthen Japan's bargaining position with foreign- owned suppliers who may try to pass on increases demanded by OPEC. This is the latest of several Japanese moves in recent years to gain greater con- trol over oil imports. Western oil suppliers are concerned about the pressure such a "cartel" could apply, since Japan is the world's leading crude oil importer and one of their fastest-growing petroleum markets. UGANDA: The new government of Uganda appar- ently will not reverse Obote's nationalization meas- ures with regard to Western-owned firms. Negotia- tions between the government and these companies will continue as before. This position was set forth by the government's new finance minister at a meeting with local representatives of foreign-owned oil companies operating in Uganda. With the excep- tion of the US-owned Mobil Oil Company, which has never seriously negotiated with the government, all principal Western-owned firms have accepted government participation. 13 Feb 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/0 C (- J4 F DP79T00975A018300010001-7 Approved For Re1'se 2003/OWRIDP79T00975A1300010001-7 NATO: Bonn has directed its NATO mission to sound out the other Allies on the idea of creating an "integrated European division." Legislators of the NATO countries meeting as the North Atlantic Assembly last November, in their declaration on the future of the Alliance, proposed such a unit to act as a "standing emergency force" that would complement the Allied mobile force. The West Germans, in fol- lowing up the proposal, apparently view it as one way of increasing the European share of NATO defense responsibilities and a logical follow-on to the recommendations of the recent study of Allied de- fense problems in the 1970s. A Bonn foreign office official believes that, to be a qualitative gain for the Alliance, the division would have to be created out of forces not already committed to NATO.?? 13 Feb 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/06M(; )EMP79T00975A018300010001-7 SecVg` oved For Release 2003/06/12: CIA-RDP79T00 5A018300010001-7 Secret Approved For Release 2003/06/12 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO18300010001-7