CURRENT INTELLIGENCE RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY
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* Congo: Premier Moise Tshombe* already is beset by the same security problems that confronted his predecessor.
Rebellion is spreading westward both from Kivu-Central and from the North Katangan capital of Albert-ville. In both areas, the Congo National Army (ANC) has only small and frightened detachments to oppose advancing insurgents.
Tshombd, who before his accession to power on Thursday was talking of negotiating with the dissidents, now says that he ls bringing his forcefrom Angola to bolster the ANC against the North Katangan rebels. The force probably is sufficient to handle the Katangan insurgents. It is uncertain whether Tshombe* would choose to use his gendarmes in other parts of the Congo.
8 July that
Tshombe" told with Belgian and
"he hopes in time to reshape the ANC, which he regardsband ofelgium appears more willing to offer additionaladvisors to Tshombe* than it did to the Adoulawhich it regarded as hopelessly inept.
Popular reaction to Tshombe"'s ascendancy so far is generally favorable. Nevertheless, opposition may increase, particularly from politicians who are unhappy at being left out of his small cabinet. The leftist exile Committee of National Liberation (CNL) has already labeled the one CNL member who joined TshombS'sa "traitor."
Tshombe apparently has chosen political nonentities for his cabinet to insure his total dominance of the Holding three key posts besidesForeign Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Information--Tshombe* probably hopes to build an image as the single leader coping with all the Congo's problems.
As for relations with the US, Tshombe told
he hoped "bygones would beut implied that cordial relations mighton the continuation of US aid, now runningate ofear.