LETTER TO VICE PRESIDENT FROM C. P. CABELL RE CPSU DISCUSSIONS WITH SOVIET OFFI

Created: 4/11/1959

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with Soviet officials in Moscow and Prague and with Chinese lcz.dere ja Pcipias. na certain that thisopy of which

ia attached, will be of interest to you.

Soviet leaders showed senBitivity to free World propaganda caponing their control of the international Communist movement.ecided that Communist literature would no lon-cr make reference to CPSU leadership and direction, or the need to defend the Soviet Union, although tho Soviets of ccur.se remain in control.

vict and Chinese officials gave high priority to the eupport of Communis: activities in Latin America. The Chinese, indeed* believe tbat Chinese tactics can be fruitfully applied to the underdeveloped countries of that area. Leaders of both nations were encouraged by the success of the Castro revolt in Cuba, but Mao Tse-tuag cautioned that Castro's tactics should not be mechanically imitated. Legal tactics should be tried first, and an increased capacity to manipulate nationalist,. elements should be obtained.

| p American Communists developed

a common action program emphasising campaigns against U. S. bases and missions. Soviet officials advocated that "U. S. imperialism" be attacked in its own backyard, aad pledged continued aid.

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Mao Tee-tung and other Chinese leaders, unlike Krushchev, found time to talk at length with the Latin American delegates. The uninese contended that international tension benefit* the Con^munistc; exploitation of such tensions forces the "Imperialists" to spread themselves thin. Chinese attacks on the offohore islands following: U. S. landings in Lebanon were cited as an example of the successful diversion of "imperialist" forces. Mao claimed that the United Stales considered Chiangiability and was ready to overthrow him.

An interesting development was Mao's request that thought, be given to the union of several small Latin American countries In ono national entity, in orccr to strengthen the fi-ht against "impe;

A copy of this report has been furnished to the Special Assistant to the Freeidcnt for National Security Affairs; the Acting Secretary of State; the Secretary of Defense; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and tbe Director of the Federal Bureau of,

Sincerely,

MbnUI

C. P. Cabell General, USAF Acting Director

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