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Created: 9/12/1962

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1. CASTRO HAS LAID DOWN STRICT CENSORSHIP FROM CUBA. WESTERN PRESS AND RADIO SERVICES HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOUCH WITH CORRESPONDENTS SINCE ABOUT MID-DAYEPTEMBER. REUTERS MAN ARRESTED. OTHERS MISSING AND MAY BE IN CUSTODY.

Z. HEREWITH EXTRACTS FROM AGENCY ASSESSMENT OF MOSCOV.EPTEMBER RE CUBA:

STATEMENT DESIGNED TO FURTHER VARIETY OF SOVIET OBJE TIVES, FOREMOST BEING TO DETER US FROM ACTIVE INTERVENTION. STATE MENT.DpES NOT SIGNIFICANTLY ALTER NATVTE T. pOMMTT MB NT TO DEFEND CASTRO. MOSCOW HAS ONCE AGAIN USED VAGUE AND

AMBIGUOUS LANGUAGE TO AVOID CLEAR-CUT OBLIGATION OF MILITARY

SUPPORT IN EVENT OF ATTACK.

STATEMENT ALSO CALCULATED TO ENABLE MOSCOW TO CLAIM FU1 CREDIT.FOR PROTECTING CUBA IF NO INVASION OCCURS/fev;

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ADDITION TO DETERRENT EFFECT, STAT EM ENT SEEMS JNTBOaD TO CHECK GROWING ALARM RE SOVIET INTENTIONS. IT STRESSES DEFENSr NATURE OF SOVIET MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND DENIES INTENTION TO ESTA USH SOVIET BASE IN CUBA. AT SAME TIME MOSCOW EMPHASIZES RIGHT T< PROVIDE HELP TO CUBA, CITING EXISTENCE OF US ALLIANCES AND BASES ALL ALONG PERIPHERYOVIET BLOC.

STATEMENT BRUSQUE AND STRONG RE CUBA, BUT MODERATE ON BERLIN. IT NOTES "PAUSE NOW HAS BEEN REACHED" IN BERLIN TALKS AN! SAYS IT IS "DIFFICULT" FOR THE US TO NEGOTIATE DURING ELECTION

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IN CONGO, UN OFFICIALS HAVE DELIVERED TO BOTH ADOULA AND TSHOMBE HIS PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN UNIFICATION^ SCHEME. WE HAVE NO REACTIONS YET. MOBUTU HAS TOLD US HE PLANS '

SOON TO ATTACK KA TANG AN POSITIONS AT KONGOLO LN NORTHERN KATANC

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4. INSTON GUEST WHO HAS BEEN CONTACT WITH KIRKPAtRIG FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AS RESULT OF SUGGESTION OF CLARKECEIVED CONTRACT FOR HIS COMPANY [AIR PANAMA) FROM ADOULA TO PROVIDENDOR AIRLIFT ON CONGO. AND FOR MAINTE ANCE OF ADOULA'S "AIR WAS HEREEPT AND ANY USE OF HIS FACILITIES WE NEDD. V

- 5. CHICOMS HAVE SURFACED PILOT OF CHIN ATHOT DOWN YEAR AGO. PILOT TELLS LONG STORY OF US DIRECTION OF CHIN AT AIR

. ECON PROGRAM. BROADCAST MENTIONS FACTIRCRAFT ON TAIW

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CONTAINS ALMOST. NO DETAILS OF THE TACKLE PROGRAM. THIS PILOT NOW SUGGESTS THAT PILOT OFID NOTAT FORNMIN SHEN SAYS PUBLICITY RE CHTNAT OWNERSHIP AND

OPERATIONILL HAVE STIMULATING EFFECT ON PEOPLE ON TAIW. SHEN THINKS CHICOM ADMISSION OF CHIN AT USEORONTHS ; WITHOUT LOSS WILL TEND TO WEAKEN CONFIDENCE OF MAIN LANDERS IN PEIPING REGIME. '.

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CONTINGENCYAS HELD UP WELL, AND THERE HAS BEEN LESS STIR THAN WE FIRST THOUGHT.

6. SIHANOUK ON II SEPT WARNED THAT IF SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES VIOLATE CAMBODIAN TERRITORY TWICE MORE HE WILL BREAK WIT} SAIGON AND RECOGNIZE HANOI.

FINAL AFTAC EVALUATION OF BIG TEST AT NOVAYA ZEMLYA1 INDICATES PROBABLE YIELD WAST RATHER THANT. RANGE Oi POSSIBLE YIELD IS FROMOT.

ORDON GRAY PLANS TO COME ABOARDEPT. HAS ASKEDULL-TIME STAFF ASSISTANT TO BIRD DOG FOR HIM; AM ASKING CLINE TO. COME UP WITH ONE.

DULIAN HAS ASKED THAT YOU APPEAR BEFORE HIS BOARD'FORJ HOUR0 ONEPT. BOARD HAD ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO MEET ALSOH, BUT MAY NOW FINISH ALL ITS BUSINESSH.

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