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Preliminary analysis of 12 November photography shows that the assembly ofontinues at San Julian.
A total ofncrated aircraft was seen,ton the preceding day. Six were completely assembled,eventh lacked only engine cowlings. Twenty crates have not yet been opened. ,
Theircraft were tentatively identifiedrainers, but tbe MASCOT trainer differs from theEAGLE only in cockpit and canopy dimensions, and bas tbe same performance characteristics and military capabilities.
Nine unopenedrates are still at Bolguln Several persons were visible near the crates.
Eleven of theet fighters at Camllo Cien-fuegos airfield near Santa Clara are armed with air-to-airotal off these flghtera could be aeen. Photographs'a at San Antonio De Los Banos airfield show that they also are equipped withlaunchers. No missiles could be seen, but thewere poor quality.
Recent photography reveals that extensiveis continuing at Holguln airfield ln Orlentewhich Is apparently toajor base for the Cuban air force. Work on extending tbe runway at Bolgulneet was begun early this year and now is nearly complete. Last spring construction was under way onarth-covered aircraft revetments similar to the ones used for MTG fighters at other Cuban airfields. ndovember showed two additionalunder construction. The presence beside theofrches uaed ln building thesuggests that more are to be built.
Tbe area around Holguln is rapidlyajor military strongpolnt. arge new military encampment
with considerable armored equipment ia located Justthe city. Less thaniles east is the new naval base under construction near Banes.
As Mikoyan's stay in Cuba enters Its eleventh day, Yugoslav and French press dispatches from Havana assert that he will stay through the rest of this week.
The Havana press, which went three days without even mentioning Mikoyan's presence ln Cuba, reports bis visit to Havana University last night. Mikoyan repeated earlier statements of general Soviet support for tbe Castroand for Castro's five demands for "peace withhich be calledrogram for peace ln theothing ln his speech gave any Indication of the status of his talks with Cuban leadera.
Old Cuban Communist Marlnello, rector of theintroduced Mikoyan declaring "we should have faith In the help of the Soviet Union, whatever the difficulties of the moment." He also declared "the crisis is not over and will probably loom again because of the barbarousness of the Imperialists."
LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENTS
Guatemalan President Ydigoras announcedhat his government would recognize and harbor agovernaent-in-ezlle unless tbe Castro regimeexpels pro-Communist former Guatemalan President Arbcnx "and bis gang" from Cuba. Ydigoras re-emphasized
that the danger to Guatemala fromhreat. For some months, Tdigoras has been in contactonservative Cuban exilewhich calls itself the "constitutional government in exile."
Inroup of someoersons, evidently students,ima TV station, apparently because tbe station hadSZS film entitled "Castro and Cuba." They threw stones and Molotov cocktails,windows and doors and damaging one of the station's transmitters.
The Colombian Foreign Ministry announcedhat Colombia was re-establishing relations with Peru, broken at tbe time of the military coup ln Peru. The stated reason was the Peruvian Government'stoward tbe Caribbean problem and its intention to hold general elections."
DIPLOMATIC DEVELOPMENTS AND REACTION
Both Soviet andpropaganda media haveon Gllpatrick's statements, but the treatment differs. While one Soviet commentator described remarks as "permeated with an Icy spirit of militarism andther comments merely express "regret" that statements such as Gllpatrick's indicate that the US may "beat up the situation once again." characterizes Gllpatrick's remarks as an example of "gangster's logic" and terms US insistence on on-siteand withdrawal ofombers "another proof of the unbridled and insatiable US aggressive ambitions."
Soviet propaganda continues to stress thenature of the agreements reached on Cuba and the "mutual concessions and commitments" involved. The USSR is pictured as having fulfilled its half of the bargain and the United States is being asked to live up to its "commitments." Peiping's People's Daily, however,scathingly attacked "Tltoltes" Uhe standard usage in China tor Khrushchev's adherents) for calling thea "triumph of wisdom and peace" and forCuban resistance to the "US-USSR accord."
BLOC SHIPPING TO AND FROM CUBA
A total of ten Soviet dry cargo ships, four Soviet tankers, one Soviet passenger ship, and one East German dry cargo ship are en route to Cuba. Photographicof the ports of Mariel and Casilda onovember
revealed quantities of missile-related equipment still at these ports, as well as at some of the dismantled missile sites.
As expected, the International Chamber of Shipping at its meeting ln London yesterdayoluntary boycott of trade with Cuba by all non-Communist vessels. The Chamber declared that it was sympathetic to tbe US position, but that "it is not for the International Chamber of Shipping to usurp theof
BLOC MILITARY FORCES
General: Ho significant changes have been noted ln the pastours in the status of major bloc military commands.Original document.