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Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A01 I JASEPIO DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin DIA review(s) completed. Secret N? 040 9 June 1971 Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/ . RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 No. 0137/71 9 June 1971 Central Intelligence Bulletin CAMBODIA: Rout of a government task force near Phnom Penh. (Page 1) POLAND: Production and sales of food increased in April. (Page 2) INDONESIA: The elections scheduled for 3 July. (Page 3 CEYLON: The government appears increasingly con- fi ent in handling the insurgency. (Page 5) TURKEY: The hunt for terrorist fugitives. (Page 6) CHILE: Massive security measures following a polit- ical murder. (Page 7) VENEZUELA: New oil legislation. (Page 8) CUBA: Hijacked airplanes (Page 9) Approved For Release 2003/,RQf RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/1S),1JADP79T00975A019200080001-0 Phnom Penh Area 1 eL_ upr .PHNOM PEN ,H 5,q~15i1;6 771jC A' 1Jeav _ enemy attacks a~ ageilfs AN K col n r fMsk u6A Approved For Release 20031/6' RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/10/OSECi4WffO9T00975A019200080001-0 CAMBODIA: The Communists appear to have routed a government task force northeast of Phnom Penh. An eight-battalion Cambodian Army (FANK) column, consisting primarily of elite Khmer Krom units, came under enemy small-arms fire from three directions yesterday morning between the villages of Vihear Suor and Kampong Chamlang. The Communists next un- leashed a barrage of 50 to 100 rockets against the immobilized task force, throwing its elements into complete disarray. Some government troops fell back toward Vihear Suor, while others tried to move east- ward toward Kampong Chamlang. According to reports received by the US defense attache in Phnom Penh, however, the Communists had ringed the entire column and were ambushing small groups of retreating Cambodian soldiers. Some hand- to-hand combat apparently was continuing by late afternoon. Loss of radio contact with most of the units involved in the fighting has added to the gen- eral confusion and uncertainty surrounding the col- umn's fate. Initial casualty reports indicate that government losses total 80 to 90 troops killed and 100 wounded. Hundreds of others are still unac- counted for, but it is likely that many of the miss- ing will eventually work their way back to friendly lines. The FANK high command in Phnom Penh is shaken by this latest reverse, which is looming as one of the more costly suffered thus far by the government. The US attache reports that the Cambodian officers are expressing disbelief that such a defeat could be inflicted on Khmer Krom forces, the mainstay of the Cambodian Army since the war began. 9 Jun 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/1 0I1BE JR 79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/gQ,Rf 4fRDP79T00975A019200080001-0 POLAND: Production and sales of food increased in April continuing a trend since March when the Gierek regime was forced by renewed strikes to roll back food prices to their pre-December levels. Production of meat products, margarine, poul- try, and fish products rose substantially, and food sales were up 23 percent compared with April of last year. This improvement, made possible by a rise in food imports and increased domestic processing of food, will give the new regime further reason to claim that it is following through on some of its promises to the hard-pressed workers who sparked the riots of last December. The April gain in production, however, was at a rate less than that planned for the second quar- ter of this year. Last month, Polish Minister of Internal Trade Snajder said he expected meat sup- plies to rise by over ten percent and the availa- bility of some other foods to increase during this quarter. Food imports, facilitated by the Soviet credits extended earlier this year, are a stopgap measure, however, and the regime evidently is hoping that recent steps to stimulate domestic food produc- tion will help bear out its optimistic forecasts. 9 Jun 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2003/10/QE *LW79T00975A019200080001-0 INDONESIA: The campaign for the first national elections in 16 years is developing some steam, but the outcome will have relatively little effect on the army-dominated government. Although the elections on 3 July are being held at both national and provincial levels, the prin- cipal stakes are 360 seats in the 460-member Par- liament, a body of relatively limited powers. The remaining 100 members of Parliament will be ap- pointed by the government. In holding the elec- tions, the government, is fulfilling its pledge to replace the present appointed body with a largely elected one. The government views economic improvement as the nation's primary goal, however, and has been insistent that neither the conduct of the elections nor their outcome should divert the country from the major reconstruction effort necessary after the economically exhausting Sukarno era. It is equally emphatic that there be no return to the extreme nationalism and pro-Communism that characterized the final years of the Sukarno period. Candidates have been carefully screened, and members of the banned Communist Party and its affiliated organiza- tions are denied the vote. The campaign has been conducted under fairly stringent government re- strictions and under close observation. The chief contestants are the government's party, a coalition of worker and professional groups called SEKBER GOLKAR; the secular National- ist Party; and the two Muslim parties, which are the traditionalist Nahdatul Ulama and the modernist Muslim Party. The Nationalist Party and the Nahdatul Ulama are entrenched in densely populated Java, where they are resisting SEKBER GOLKAR as firmly as they dare without provoking government acts against them. (continued) 9 Jun 71 Central. Intelligence Bulletin 3 Approved For Release 2003/10/ (;[R-ELgP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/~,MRCRDP79T00975A019200080001-0 SEKBER GOLKAR has steam-rollered its way through the country, proselytizing among groups attached to the regular parties and demanding the allegiance of national and provincial government employees. Al- though its rapid accumulation of a following has been impressive, its arm-twisting methods could be counterproductive. SEKBER GOLKAR, however, seems likely to win at least a plurality of the 360 par- liamentary seats. 9 Jun 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 200 1910k.-&*-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 JCI .1 Approved For Release 2003/10/015tf - 9T00975A019200080001-0 CEYLON: The government appears increasingly confi e3 nt in its handling of the insurgency, but problems remain. On Monday, the curfew was further shortened to six hours a night; a second and "final" three-day amnesty period proclaimed by Prime Minister Bandara- naike ends today. The government claims that about 6,000 rebels surrendered during a similar period in early May, and it apparently believes that many re- maining insurgents will give themselves up if they have a safe opportunity. No figures are yet avail- able, however, to indicate how many have taken ad- vantage of the current amnesty. The insurgents, meanwhile, continue to attack government and police installations occasionally, but most of their current efforts consist of robbery attempts on individuals. Although they probably are not capable at present of launching another ma- jor island-wide assault, their threat to the govern- ment will increase in the absence of early and ef- fective implementation of a program of economic re- forms. Another problem for the government is the re- habilitation of the more than 12,000 insurgents now in custody. Some observers have noted considerable restlessness in the rehabilitation centers, which could become breeding grounds for further frustra- tions and the locus for future revolutionary plan- ning. The government's indoctrination program seems to have had little effect as yet, and officials ap- pear uncertain over how to improve the situation. 9 Jun 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 5 25X1 SECRET Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RD 79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 20 j 1A-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 TURKEY: The hunt for terrorist fugitives is being pressed amid some apprehension on the part of Turkish officials of further kidnaping or assassina- tion attempts. Security forces, including helicopter-borne commandos, have attacked several terrorist hideouts in the southeastern mountains. Several guerrillas have been killed and at least five have been cap- tured in recent operations. Most of these actions have been carried out in Kurdish areas, but there has been no suggestion of Kurdish involvement. In fact, some Kurdish peasants have assisted in the capture of the fugitives. The commandos also are reported to have uncovered sev- eral arms caches of undetermined size. In Istanbul, additional precautions are being taken to protect members of the consular corps from possible attack. Meanwhile, in Ankara there is some concern over possible student demonstrations on 10 June. If mem- bers of the banned Revolutionary Youth Organization are barred from taking their scheduled examinations, as had been suggested, they may mount a "spontaneous" demonstration and violence could ensue. Demonstra- tions of any kind are banned by martial law author- ities and any such attempt would be dealt with harshly. Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 200 L1t(REQA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/1WRIE-1PP79T00975A019200080001-0 C CHILE: The Allende government is taking mas- sive security measures following the murder yester- day of former cabinet minister Edmundo Perez, who was the leader of the opposition Christian Demo- cratic Party's conservative wing. President Allende imposed a state of emergency in Santiago, convoked the National Security Council, and put all radio stations on the government net- work. The acting president of the government coa- lition denounced the murder as a threat to all Chileans and a provocation. Officials may use the occasion to crack down hard on extremists of both left and right, whom they frequently accuse of ac- tivities injurious to public order. Representatives of the People's Revolutionary Vanguard (VOP) claimed responsibility for the mur- der. Those VOP members accused by police have taken refuge in a slum area. The VOP said that Perez' assassination was "partial redemption" of its recent communique insulting President Allende and threat- ening to "bring to justice" prominent nongovernment Chileans whom it called "enemies of the people." The government played down the importance of the communique, but said it would be investigated. The VOP, which describes itself as a "socialist and rev- olutionary organization of the armed proletariat," broke off from the better-known Movement of the Rev- olutionary Left about two years ago. Subsequently the VOP was reportedly penetrated by both rightist extremists and the Communist Party, and its present status and backing are unclear. 9 Jun 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/1SEIUR!i%gDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 SECRET VENEZUELA: Foreign oil companies (primarily US) are apprehensive about new legislation being considered by the Venezuelan Congress. Minority parties have introduced bills to pro- hibit the companies from selling petroleum products in the domestic market and to assure turnover of in- dustry assets in "good operating condition" when concessions expire. One of the bills would reserve the entire domestic products market for the govern- ment-owned oil company, which now has one third of the market. The second bill would require the com- panies to set aside ten percent of their annual de- preciation in a government fund to guarantee upkeep of facilities that would revert to the government when concessions begin expiring in 1983. A retro- active clause would substantially add to the finan- cial burden from this levy on depreciation allowances. Although the oil companies are resigned to eventual loss of the domestic products market, the second bill is of great concern to them because it would significantly increase current industry oper- ating costs. President Caldera's earlier proposed legislation to nationalize the oil companies' gas resources is still being debated and these two new bills largely represent efforts by minority polit- ical parties to climb on the growing wave of nation- alism. The bills are expected to pass Congress this year, possibly as early as July, and most likely will lead to increased strains in US-Venezuelan re- lations. 9 Jun 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2003/106' . 9K RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 25X1 CUBA: There are indications that the recent detention of the hijacked Pan American airplane may represent a new tactic to protest US seizures of Cuban fishermen. In a recent article, the official Cuban news agency Prensa Latina directly linked the prolonged detention of the Pan American jet hijacked on 29 May with the release of four Cubans picked up three days earlier for fishing within the 12-mile limit. The four went to trial in Miami yesterday. In the past, Cuban authorities have permitted hi- jacked airliners to depart within a few hours; the Pan Am jet was delayed for five days. 25X1 25X6 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/10/d -*-1zUP79T00975AO19200080001-0 Approved For Release 2003/MRDP79T00975A019200080001-0 NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE The United States Intelligence Board on 8 June 1971 approved the following national intelligence estimate: NIE 29.1-71 "Prospects for Greece" I Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 20?F-oplE VIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 SeegtDved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0 Secret Approved For Release 2003/10/01 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019200080001-0