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Approve lFor Release 20040'M$IBZRTkDP8OF72OROOO9OOO6OO27-4 14 June 1974 ME240RANDUM SUBJECT` 'o ntia1 Crisis Areas -e Survey of Military Data Bases 1. OSR has been tasked by the DCI to survey the intelligence community's military data bases pertaining to potential crisis-areas world wide, and to insure the availability of adequate data relating to such areas during critical periods. 2. The first step I plan to undertake will be the identification of "Potential Crisis Areas". Since situations are constantly changing I suggest that in identifying crisis areas and potential crisis areas that we look down the road for a period of one to two years. Also in the absence of a precise definition of a "crisis Area" I suggest we include those situations which have a bearing on US policy or interests or could hu.ve such a bearing. 3. The second step will be to determine what kinds of information your analysts will need in terms of military data to do the most effective job of analysis. For the present I am concerned only with the kinds of information needed and this should be as complete as possible on an all source basis. 4+. The third step will be to determine how much of the desired information is presently available. This will mean somewhere in the Intelligence Community and not necessarily within the Agency alone. 5. Apart from the information outlined :A)ove I would appreciate any comments appropriate to the project which will make it more responsive in terms of individual analytical functions. 6. I am located in OSR in Room 3F39. My phones are 25X1 25X1 Your cooperation and assist r e ;,i,l-~ be greatly appreciated. Approved For Release 2004/09/23 : CIA-RDP8OR09 - CONFIDENTIAL 25X1 Approved.ir Release 2004/09(2j?;, CIA-RDP80R OR000900060027-4 25X1 25X1 24' June 1974 SUBJECT Potential Crisis Areas I. Listed below are a number of so-called "potential crisis areas:. They are listed by geographic area for con- venience. Would you please have your analysts check over this list and make appropriate additions or deletions. I would appreciate any additional comments. Send any responses to me in room 3F29. I would appreciate having these responses by 15 July when I return from two weeks leave. ASIA Area Sino-Soviet Border Korean Peninsula South China Sea (Paracels, Spratleys, exploitation of marine resources and use of sea lanes through the area) Yellow Sea (exploitation of marine resources) Sino-India Border Indo-Pakistani Border Taiwan Straits India Ocean Northern Islands Issue Sino-Burma Sino-Lao-Thai Internal Insurgencies Countries Involved USSR, PRC North and South Korea, US, China, USSR PRC, ROC, Philipines, S. Vietnam, Japan, US, USSR, Indonesia. China, North and South Korea. China, India, possibly Pakistan India, Pakistan (possible. China, USSR and even l.Tti PRC, ROC, US India, USSR) Iran'?US USSR, Japari PRC, Burma ..PRO., Laos, Thailand Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines. Cambodia Vietnams Approved For Release 2004/09/23: CIA-RDP80R01720R000900060027-4 Vietnam '' ~"_ North & South Vietnam,US PRC, USSR Approved fgr Release 200,/09/ : rCIA-RDP80R01720R000900060027-4 .z2 MIDDLE EAST 11 Area Countries Involved. Arab-Israeli Greece-Turkey (includes Cyprus) Israel, Egypt, Syria, USSR, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia Greece-Turkey Iraq-Iran "(Kurdish Problem) Iraq Iran, USSR Pakistan-Afghan Pakistan, Afghanistan, USSR, India, PRC Oil Producing Area OPEC countries USSR, Rumania Yugoslavia (includes possible Yugoslavia, Italy, USSR Tito succession problem and confrontation with Italy over bong standing dispute over Trieste. 25X1 LATIN AMERICA Peru-Chile Cuba Panama Peru, Chile, Possibly Bolivia Cuba Panama Argenti a Approved or Release 2004/09/23 CIA-RDPB6W@00900060027-4 b 1nnrT Approve Fo Release - 72OR000900060027-4 AFRICA Countries Involved Ethiopia-Somali Ethiopia-Somali Angola-Mozambique Angola, Mozambique, Portugal Approv CIA-RD ORO 1 720R000900060027-4 .Td Fur R0108