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Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP80-01446R000100060017-3 DRAFT Thank you for sending me a copy of your article settin a program to prevent the further spread of Communism in Asian African countries. It has been circulated to several officers of my organisation whose comments reveal a general agree apathetic interest in your proposals. Alth reaponaeib l department paper of co siderable v Please id progr th your they will find your if both our countries. Sincerely yours, Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP80-01446R000100060017-3 C,, "'ro F r p ~01 A~ se 1999/09/08: CIA-RDP80-01446ROO0100060017-3 I agree with I discussed the mat- er with who agreed t t there was no policy 25X1A9a or other reason for not acknowledging the letter and patting the author on the back (I doubt whether 25X1A9a or anyone top-aide had read the paper). 259a Accordingly, I suggest that prepare a one page summary, addressed to the Director, together with a draft letter expressing appreciation and agreement in principle. Further, this suggests to me that perhaps we should ourselves look more closely to the matter of land reform, which was alluded to in our OCB paper, and perhaps do a think piece on it. D Please expelite this, view the deli zt" 60,C-4-1 4- US JP-"- Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP80-01446R000100060017-3 Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP80-01446R000100060017-3 Comment 1. The Routing remarks say i "No reply deemed necessary." I do not agree with that. On the obher hand, I think it is "profitable" obligation on our part to recognize such an effort received from a like-minded foreinger. even though the paper is multigraphed and distributed on a general basis. We should encourage such individuals by with friendly gesture, A* for it is ampartmm. important/in winning friends. I am. sure the Communists would not miss such an opP61)(O&VW 2. principal points, as contained in this paper, appear to be well suited and a licable in Asian and Arab countries -- namely, the question of land ref M?ustrialization.and national independence. I get the impression that suggests that land reform and industrialization should be aided by the FRee World but the industrialization must not move faster than the agricultural economy can support the industiral progress. I think he is spund on that point. Communist China's trouble is that she wants to push her industrialization ffiaa faster than her agricultural economy can sustain it. should be commended for his interest and efforts. Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP80-01446R000100060017-3