INTELLIGENCE APPRAISAL WITH REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL DEFENSE PLAN OF THAILAND

Created: 10/16/1963

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: Intelligence Appraisal With Reference to to the Internal Defense Plan of Thailand

subversive threat to Thailandlargely to the relatively isolated andprovinces adjoining Laos andCommunist efforts to accelerateotential for Insurgency in thesereported earlier this year, there is nothat they have made progress. Economicin Thailand are relatively good, and thenot yet appear sufficiently disaffected toCommunist subversion.

Government counterinsurgency programs.

havein part to the apparent lacK oi Communist Border police and provincial police elements have been trained, and

has improved somewhat.

iuiuglunteer Defense Corps, however, has been limited by funding andquestions. Some local road improvements have been made by Army units, construction of tworoads" has started, and somevillagehave been completed. Community development projects designed to attract the loyalty of minority groups are in process in the more vulnerable areas. An agreement on "hot pursuit" with the Burmese should enhance border security operations in the northwest. In the south, however, the Thais apparently areto continue combined operations with Malaysia against terrorists in the border area.

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