SOVIET UNION - NEW SEA POLICY

Created: 6/9/1950

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EASTERN EUROPE

SOVIET UNION

New SEA Policy The recall to Moscow of leading Soviet diplo -

mats from Far Eastern posts and from the US indicates that the Kremlin may be reviewing its entire Far Eastern policy in order to plan for more aggressive action to counter Western anti-Communist efforts in the Far East,in Southeast Asia.onference of Sovietfrom Japan, India, Thailand, and possibly North Korea, together with the recall of the Soviet Ambassador to the US, whoar Eastern expert, emphasizes the importance of the area to the USSR at this time.

In Japan, the Kremlin might decide to shift fromactivities to concentrateubversive program as the most effective means of obstructing Western progress in Japan. The issuanceecond Soviet note demanding trial of Hirohito and the intensification of Communist activity in the faceroposal to outlaw the Party indicate that the USSR is willing to risk having the Japanese Communist Party driven underground.

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