LETTER TO BRIGADIER GENERAL A. J. GOODPASTER FROM C. P. CABELL RE CPSU DISCUSSI

Created: 4/11/1959

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Drigaclcr General a. J.

The White House

Dear General Goodpaster:

inioruiotioa on discuscloss

tot Congress of the CPSU had with Soviet officials la Moscow aad Prague and wilh Chinese leaders in Peiplag. ertain that thisopy of which is attached, will be of interest to you.

Soviet leaders showed sensitivity to Free World propananda exposing their control of'the International Communist movement, lt was decided that Comrnnaict Literature would ao longer make reference to CPSU leader ship aod direction, or the need to defend the Soviet Union, although the Soviets of course remain ia control.

Both Soviet and Chinese officials gaveriority to the support of CoKunuaist activities ia Latin America. The Chinese, indeed, believe lhat Chinese tactics can be fruitfully applied to the underdeveloped countries of thai area. Leaders of both cations were encouraged by the success of tbe Castro revolt ia Coba, bat Mao Tce-tuag cautioned that Castro's tactics should cot be mechanically imitated. Legal tactics should be tried first, tad aa increased capacity to manipulate nationalist, aail-U. S. elements should be obtained.

jLalln American Communists developed

a common action program emphasising campaigns against U. S. base* aad missions. Soviet official* advocated.e attacked Inackyard, and pledged continued

Mao Tsc-tung and other Chinese leaders, unlike Khrushchev, found time to talk at length with the Latin American delegates. The Chinese contended that international tension benefits the Communists; exploitation of such tensions forces the "imperialista" to spread themselves thin. Chinese attacks on the offshore islands following U. S. landings in Lebanon were cited as an example of the successful diversion of "imperialist" forces. Mao claimed that the United Stated considered Chiangiability and was ready to overthrow him.

An interesting development was Mao'a request that thought be given to the union of severalmerican countries

A copy of this report haa been furnished to the Vice President; the Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; the Acting Secretary of State; tbe Secretary of Defease; the Chairman of tbe Joint Chiefs of Staff; and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sincerely,

C. P. Cabell General, USAF Acting Director

Letter to Brigadier General A. J- Goodpaster, "White Houbc, fromybci dated PR

Secretary, tranamitting

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Deputy Director

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Party DeIcgaTeo"^cuvTt?e9 in Moscow, Prague and Communist China

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Z. The report describes interviews held in Prague during the trip and at Moscow during the Congress, and relates the experiences of some of ihe delegates in Communist China after the Conerei

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Angle ton Chief, Counter Intelligence Staff

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