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Ethiopia-Somalia War / USSR Pilots in Cuba #256354

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Somalia's move closer to declaring war on Ethiopia. Somalia President Mohamed Siad Barre's call to arms following Ethiopian advances in Ogaden Desert mentioned, along with reports that Somalis have retreated to Jijiga.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Reports noted that USSR has stepped up military activity in Cuba because of Cuba's sending troops to Ethiopia, thus losing them in own country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given with regard to State Department information that Soviet pilots are flying routine defense air patrol missions for Cuba, in order for Cuban forces to participate in military activity in Ethiopia.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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