STATUS OF WARSAW PACT FORCES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Created: 9/27/1968

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SUBJECT STATUS OF WARSAW PACT FORCES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

TO STATE: NO DISTRIBUTION EXCEPT TO THOMAS L. HUGHES

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1. AT THE PRESENT TIME THERE AREARSAW PACT DIVISIONS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, PLUS FIVE DIVISIONS AT THE BORDER OFAND RUMANIA /PRESUMABLY ON THE POLISH-SOVIET SIDE OFDER7, PLUS THREE EAST GERMAN DIVISIONSESERVE. ARSAW PACT DIVISIONS WERE COMMITTED.

THE SOVIET DIVISIONS FROM EAST GERMANY ARB WITHDRAWING FROM THE WESTERN BORDERS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND POLISH UNITS WILL HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM THE CSSR BYCTOBER. FIVE SOVIET DIVISIONS WILL REMAIN NORTH OF PRAGUE. AT PRESENT, THESE DIVISIONS FORMH ARMY, WHICH IS NORMALLYH ARMY FROM GRODNO. THE (ACTUAL) H ARMY IS NOW IN SLOVAKIA. IT WILL BE REGROUPED AND GARRISONED IN CZECHOSLOVAK BARRACKS. THE CZECH FORCES WILL BE REDUCED BY0 MEN, AND ELEMENTS WILL BE WITHDRAWN TO SLOVAKIA. VBML^HM COMMENT: THE STATEMENT POSSIBLY MEANS THAT CZECHOSLOVAK UNITS WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM WESTERN CZECHOSLOVAKIA TO SLOVAKIA.)

THERE HAVE BEEN NO KNOWN CHANGES IN THE CZECHOSLOVAK ARMY. DURING THE ENTIRE

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