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Ethiopia-Somalia War / Vance #256321

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1978
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(Studio) Reports on Ethiopia-Somalia war, with regard to Ethiopia gains in Ogaden Desert, stated; Ethiopia's military backing from Cuba and USSR noted. Secretary Vance's statements on situation given, include possible change in United States hands-off policy if Ethiopia invades Somalia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [VANCE - cites information with regard to Cuban and USSR military aid in Ethiopia.] Secretary's call for negotiated solution reported [VANCE - notes assurances from USSR with regard to Ethiopia's limited aims.] Limitations of United States power to influence outcome and concerns with regard to establishment of another USSR -Cuba base in Africa noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) History of territory war between Ethiopia and Somalia and entrance into this of USSR efforts to get major military presence in Ethiopia along Red Sea. Importance of area to oil shipping in relation to Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Suez Canal and Israeli port of Eilat. Maps shown and details given re: situation. Israel's support of Ethiopia, because of Somalia's allegiance to Arabs and concerns with regard to shipping lanes to Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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