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Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975A02210010$A et DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Secret N2 42 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0221001 0` ,4,,e 1972 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO22100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO22100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/21S:1i4iF79T00975A022100100001-4 No. 0147/72 20 June 1972 Central Intelligence Bulletin VIETNAM: Situation report. (Page 1) CHILE: General Viaux sentenced (Page 4) Approved For Release 2003/05/2BEQRia379T00975A022100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/26Bf4bT79T00975A022100100001-4 C VIETNAM: The joint statement issued at the end of President Podgorny's three-day "unofficial" visit to North Vietnam suggests that differences between Moscow and Hanoi persist. The talks were characterized as having taken place in an atmosphere of "frankness," whereas during Podgorny's visit last October, the two sides reportedly reached a "unanimity of views." The So- viets promised continuing aid and support and joined with the Vietnamese in condemning "aggressive US actions in Indochina," specifically the "firing on and mining of North Vietnam's ports." Both the promise and the condemnation, however, were couched in relatively restrained language, did not go be- yond previous Soviet utterances on these points, and could not have been especially satisfying to the North Vietnamese. Hanoi did not refer to Pod- gorny's visit while he was in the country, and an editorial in the army daily on the day of his de- parture made it clear that the North Vietnamese are dissatisfied with the results of the visit. Prior to the visit, Soviet spokesmen in a number of capitals spread the word that Podgorny would ask the Vietnamese to accept a cease-fire. In the report on the visit, however, the two sides routinely demanded an end to Vietnamization and a return to the Paris talks by the US. They reit- erated their view that the Viet Cong's seven points and the "two explanations to them" provide a "con- structive basis" for a settlement of the Vietnam question. Moscow joined with the Vietnamese in hailing the "serious defeats" allegedly being inflicted on US and South Vietnamese forces. The only other authoritative Soviet comment on Vietnamese Commu- nist successes in the South came in connection with the anniversary celebration of the "provisional revolutionary government" of South Vietnam in early June. (continued) 20 Jun 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/05/25 F r9T00975A022100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/21B:TfJ79T00975A022100100001-4 NORTH \\\ VIETNAM"- ... \ Demilitarized Zone \HNG T l / \~ n 111 .e BINH DINH Toni' j sop rvINH ~b NH ,p!IONG KILN 1. PMPNG Gulf of Thailand OIrv t TUON LGFiG r UANG Duc 1_4M ^ONG IEN H iJA BN. 7UY IN 7G r, BINH '~ MR 4 SOUTH VIETNAM KHANH HOA Approved For Release 2003/05/2 jl79T00975A022100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/2'hEq@i4b'09T00975A022100100001-4 J J In South Vietnam, the three major battlefields are fairly quiet. North of Hue, the South Vietnamese spoiling operation into Quang Tri Province has en- countered only moderate resistance. Shelling of An Loc remains at a very low level, and the South Viet- namese 1st Airborne Brigade is being moved from there to Saigon for redeployment elsewhere. Smaller scale Communist military activity per- sists in scattered parts of the country. The Com- munists recently have become more aggressive in Quang Ngai Province in MR-1. They shelled Nha Trang in MR-2 on 19 June, and in MR-4, fairly heavy action continues in parts of Kien Tuona. Dinh Tuona, and 25X1 Vinh Long provinces. Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/05/S Ojk fgP79T00975A022100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/ EER-79T00975AO22100100001-4 CHILE: Retired General Roberto Viaux has been sentenced to 20 years by a military court for his involvement in the 1970 plot to prevent Allende's inauguration by kidnaping army commander in-chief General Schneider. The plan miscarried, and Schnei- der was killed in the attempt. Viaux probably will remain a symbol for the far-right, but his convic- tion may isolate him from his supporters and even further reduce their influence in anti-government Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/05/21.:il IPP79T00975A022100100001-4 25X6 Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO22100100001-4 Next 3 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO22100100001-4 Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO22100100001-4 Secret Secret Approved For Release 2003/05/21 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO22100100001-4