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  • December, 1960

    Sprague Committee Critical of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    The President’s Committee on Information Activities Abroad, chaired by Mansfield Sprague, concludes that RFE and RL are slow to adapt to changes in the Soviet orbit and resulting shifts in U.S. policy. [Also available in the Richard Helms Collection released by CIA in 2008.]

  • December 01, 1960

    B: Memorandum of conversation, [Title excised]

  • December 02, 1960

    Letter to Czechoslovak Embassy in Moscow on Moses Bhagwan of the People's Progressive Party of British Guiana

    Request for consultation with the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party regarding a visit to Czechoslovakia by Moses Bhagwan, a journalist and member of the People's Progressive Party of British Guiana

  • December 05, 1960

    Dispute Over Personnel Policy and Practices Culminates in Resignation of Radio Free Europe Top Management

    The Munich Consulate-General provides its appraisal of turmoil in the RFE Czechoslovak Service and the ensuing replacement of the American management at RFE Munich

  • December 05, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 5 December 1960

    A.M. Puzanov requests that Kim Chang-man clarify a paragraph written in the Statement of the Conference of Communist parties.

  • December 05, 1960

    Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of the Vietnamese Government Economic and Trade Delegation led by Vice Premier Nguyen Duy Trinh

    Zhou and Nguyen Duy Trinh exchanged views regarding agricultural and industrial development. Zhou made comments on Vietnam's first five-year plan.

  • December 07, 1960

    Memorandum from Deputy Operations Coordinator Charles E. Rogers, Office of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, to Mr. Jones and Mr. Farley

  • December 07, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 7 December 1960

    Kim Il and Puzanov discuss how to gather support for North Korea's position on the Korean question at the United Nations.

  • December 08, 1960

    Special National Intelligence Estimate SNIE 100-8-60, 'Implications of the Acquisition by Israel of a Nuclear Weapons Capability'

    Memoranda to Holders Attached, 22 and 29 December 1960.

  • December 08, 1960

    Memorandum of Discussion at the 470th Meeting of the National Security Council

  • December 08, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8 December 1960

    Kim Il expresses gratitude on the statement of Soviet Union on the issue of the peaceful reunification of Korea. Kim Chang-man mentions the DPRK VNS proposals which stress the peaceful reunification of Korea sweeps through the South Korea. He also reports that the South Korea currently suffer a serious electricity shortage. Ri Gyo-sun says there will be a massive propaganda on DPRK VNS proposals planned to Japan.

  • December 08, 1960

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Károly Práth reports on Czech-North Korean relations, Soviet-North Korean relations, and the status of inter-Korean relations and the prospects for reunification.

  • December 09, 1960

    CIA View of Warsaw Embassy Critique of Radio Free Europe

    Cord Meyer forwards Ambassador Beam’s criticism of RFE to Allen Dulles and calls for more American control over the RFE Polish Service

  • December 09, 1960

    Telephone Call Logs of Secretary of State Christian Herter

  • December 13, 1960

    Excerpts from 'Nodong Sinmun,' 13 December 1960

    The report of General Ra Se-kjon describes the visit of the PRC Military Delegation to a number of factories, communes and memorials in the DPRK in October-November 1960. General Ra Se-kjon describes the success of the Korean economy: the success of post-War reconstruction; the 5-year plan; the increased productivity of certain factories; the collectivization, irrigation, and electrification of the countryside; as well as education and the eradication of illiteracy.

  • December 13, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 13 December 1960

    Pak Seong-cheol and Pak Yong-guk discuss the "rapidly-developing events in the South and the favorably developing international situation" with Puzanov.

  • December 14, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 14 December 1960

    Emil Stanciu and A.M. Puzanov share information obtained from separately interacting with Kim Il Sung and his close aides, commenting that Korean leaders barely mention the aid which the Soviet Union and other socialist countries are giving the DPRK.

  • December 15, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 15 December 1960

    Georgy Kostov Bogdanov raised several issues to A.M. Puzanov, which Bogdanov intends to address to DPRK deputy minister of foreign affairs. Pak Seong-cheol invites dignitaries from several socialist countries for a film screening; one of films excessively praise Kim Il Sung’s heroism as he led an anti-Japanese partisan struggle.

  • December 16, 1960

    Paris Embassy Telegram CAHTO 4, French and Israeli Nuclear Cooperation

  • December 17, 1960

    Memorandum of Conversation, 'Suggested Guidance for Chairman McCone's Use in 'Meet the Press' Interview December 18 If Asked About Reported Israeli Atomic Weapons Developments'