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  • August 12, 1966

    Intelligence Note 506 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'Will Communist China Give Nuclear Aid to Pakistan?'

    Intelligence reports about recent visits to Beijing by Pakistani defense and science officials raised questions whether China was or would be providing nuclear aid to Pakistan. The latter was already developing close relations with China, a matter which was of great concern to U.S. policymakers, but INR analyst Thomas Thornton concluded that Pakistan was highly unlikely to seek a significant degree of Chinese nuclear assistance.

  • August 14, 1966

    Note from the Conversation between Ambassador Jerzy Knothe and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai during the ambassador’s farewell visit, August 14, 1966

    Ambassador Jerzy Knothe and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai discuss ongoing Chinese class struggles.

  • August 23, 1966

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai, Pham Van Dong and Hoang Tung

    Zhou Enlai proposes sending more military personnel to Vietnam, he also criticizes Vietnamese press for writing about historical Chinese aggressions toward Vietnam.

  • August 23, 1966

    Memorandum, P. Ivashutin to CC CPSU on US Military Attaché Colonel Fitzgerald

    Report on comments made by the United States military attaché, Colonel Fitzgerald, on the Soviet Union's potential leading role in negotiations to end the Vietnam War.

  • August 25, 1966

    Latin America: A Note for the Forthcoming Tripartite (Non-Aligned) Meeting

    This document describes the overall regional environments in Latin America after the Cuban Missile Crisis (1960s)

  • August 31, 1966

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Mexico City

    The Latin American Denuclearization Commission has been post-poned.

  • September, 1966

    Information on the Visit of a Czechoslovak Party and Government Delegation Headed by [Czechoslovak Prime Minister] Comrade Lenart in North Vietnam, 24-28 September 1966

    Information on a Czechoslovak delegation to the DRV. The Czechoslovak delegation assess the Vietnamese situation and determine that the Vietnamese successes are overestimated while American strength and fighting potential are underestimated. The Czechoslovak and Vietnamese groups disagree on China, with the Czechoslovak delegation saying the Vietnamese are simply unable to take a stance against China because it would jeopardize the aid they are receiving.

  • September, 1966

    Information from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee to the Polish United Workers’ Party Central Committee

    A record of a North Vietnamese delegation to Moscow, which affirmed their belief that they would be able to defeat the Americans. They raise a request for additional supplies in 1967, and it is noted that China has continued to refuse to unite with the other socialist countries, which has complicated matters.

  • September 07, 1966

    Report on a Meeting between Enver Hoxha and DPRK Ambassador Baek Sunje

    The transcript of the conversation notes North Korea's concerns about South Korea's increasing military size and the continued existence of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea. Hoxha gives his support for the DPRK position.

  • September 08, 1966

    CIA Submittal to 303 Committee, Reaffirmation of Existing Policy on Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    CIA proposes adoption of the findings of the Panel on US Government Broadcasting to the Communist Bloc pertaining to RFE and RL but urges continued solicitation of private corporate donations by the RFE Fund [successor to the Crusade for Freedom]

  • September 08, 1966

    Cable from the Yanbian Military District Party Committee, 'Implementing the Shenyang Military District's Opinion “Guidance on the Activities of Red Guards in the Border Area”'

    With Red Guards stirring up trouble on the Sino-Korean bounder, authorities in Yanbian consider how to handle the situation.

  • September 10, 1966

    Memorandum of Conversation Between Ion Gheorghe Maurer, President of the Council of Ministers of the S. R. Romania, and Hoang Tu, Ambassador of the D.R. Vietnam

    This document is a memorandum of the conversation between Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Hoang Tu, in which Tu expresses concern over the increasing American aggression in Vietnam, gratitude for the solidarity of the Socialist Bloc countries, and states that an incognito visit by a Romanian delegation would be welcomed in Hanoi.

  • September 14, 1966

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy in Mexico City on Speech by the President of the Latin American Denuclearization Preparatory Commission

    Alfonso Garcia Robles summarizes the main developments of the Third Session of the Preparatory Commission for the Denuclearization of Latin America and replies from non-member states.

  • September 16, 1966

    Political Report No. 24 from Hans Keller, Embassy of Switzerland in China, 'A Sad Return to Beijing'

  • September 21, 1966

    General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Decision On North Korea’s Request to Send a Number of Pilots to Fight in Vietnam

    An excerpt from an official People’s Army of Vietnam historical publication describing a North Korean request to send an Air Force regiment to help defend North Vietnam against U.S. air attacks. The request was approved.

  • September 21, 1966

    Transcript of Reception by the C.C. of the R.C.P. of the Governmental Economic Delegation from the D.R. Vietnam, Led by Cde. Thanh Nghi, Member of the Political Bureau of the C.C. of the Workers Party of Vietnam

    This document is the transcript of a conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and member of the Worker's Party of Vietnam,Thanh Ngh, in which Ceausescu expresses satisfaction with the previous Romanian-Vietnamese exchanges and Nghi states that the Democratic Republic of Vietnam will continue to refuse to enter into peace negotiations as long as US President Johnson maintains his Seven Point Peace Program.

  • September 23, 1966

    Adrian Fisher, Acting Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, to Hays Redmon, Staff Assistant to the President, enclosing 'Summary of Recent Soviet "Signals" on Non-Proliferation'

    In this report, ACDA Deputy Director Adrian Fisher summarizes Moscow's growing interest in reaching a final agreement on an NPT, in part because of its recognition of “pressures growing in third countries for development of nuclear capabilities.”

  • September 28, 1966

    Excerpt from Protocol No. 41 of the RCP CC Permanent Presidium Meeting

    This document is an excerpt from Protocol No. 41 of the RCP CC Permanent Presidium Meeting that notes the discussions between Romania and the Soviet Union, and Romania and the United States, regarding the necessity of acting as soon as possible to stop US bombing in Vietnam.

  • September 30, 1966

    Signing of a Protocol Agreement for North Korea to Send a Number of Pilots to Fight the American Imperialists during the War of Destruction against North Vietnam

    Agreement for the dispatch of a North Korean Air Force contingent to fight in North Vietnam. The agreement stipulates that the North Koreans would provide pilots for one North Korean Air Force regiment consisting of two companies (ten aircraft each) of MiG-17s and one company of MiG-21s, while Vietnam would provide the aircraft and all necessary technical equipment, maintenance, and logistics support for the North Korean flyers.

  • October, 1966

    The Polish-Soviet Talks in Moscow: October 10-15, 1966

    Gomulka and Brezhnev discuss the Cultural Revolution in China and its implications for international communism. Also addressed is Chinese attitudes toward Vietnam.