GENERAL-OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE - SPECIFIC-SUMMARY OF LOCAL SITUATION (INTERIM

Created: 2/2/1954

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General - Operational Intelligence

Spocific- Summary of Local Situation (into rim basiseb %)

ia tho current DTFROGS public consensus thati

WSrWRNT white paper is simply another propaganda outburstthat of two weeks agoj

b.The uholo matter will be forgottenew nore days by the public;

WSBJHNT charges are wild and irresponsible j

ity if the WSUUHOT opposition assets arc not as strongand if PBPRIJE is not involved tlien it should" be as thein the fight acaincV Comnrunisroj

PBPRIME does not soon take some positive action we shiillanother Korean situation in WSBJPin1.

businessmen and reliable assets returning frcas WSEUSHT report]

a. The political atmosphere there is highly charged and while public opinion for the roost part considered the pro-white pa por arrests es a flailing expedition arialng from fear and fluatration, never the loan tho status of that opinion isurrent state of unbalanced equilibrium which may be shortly expected to ronolvo itself one way or the other.

infection of the heewily proportioned Indian campesinosCoBwainist instigations lias resultedanner of thinking andwhich even after the advent of stable reliable government mayno little problem in control.

1 fc. PELLECEa is the most talked-of political ontity. Mo is held in fear bo-1 causo of his Bold on the Tndlan campoainos and the possibility he might turn then loose upon tho country. Ho is reputed to have told thornorth "merican would entitle them to Party advancement. The Army is opposed to himoaoiblo cleavage exists between them which could develope into administration dissention. The Amy ha3 no fear of invasion from without but is afraid the Indian menace.

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Station comment ia as follows:

elaborate or continuing PBPBTHE propaganda based on the facts ofwhite paper my well simply koop the issues alive and beforewhen otherwise public interest, which ia already waning, mightdivorted.

WSBURNT propaganda, by itself, cannot keep DTFROGS publicThe white paper fired all propaganda potential in one barrageif firod in single daily rounds an enduring auapense and continuingof tho release of new names and circumstances night have beenWSBURNT made an operational blundor and wasted propaganda airounition.

C QKFLOVAGE is concentrating effectively upon the WSBURNT refugee phaso. it ls newsworthy and makes natural copy. KUBARK would do well to avoid this aapoct aa possibly compromising to the overt and covert outlets.

d. If KUGCWH mat insist on challenging theRNT Government (see,) to produce the "retired PBPRTHKannot they inmanner make it emphatic the phantom has two lege?

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