March 27, 1967
INTELLIGENCE NOTE 242 FROM GEORGE C. DENNEY, JR., TO THE SECRETARY, 'PEKING MAY HAVE ICBMS IN 1971'
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get citationYears before Beijing actually deployed an ICBM in 1981, US intelligence estimated the possibility of the deployment of a “few operable, though probably relatively inefficient missiles” as early as 1971."Intelligence Note 242 from George C. Denney, Jr., to the Secretary, 'Peking May Have ICBMs in 1971'," March 27, 1967, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RG 59, Entry UD-UP 141, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Reports Coordination and Review Staff, Intelligence Reports, 1961, 1963-67, box 2, IN 120-319 1967 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134068