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Ethiopia-Somalia War / Cuba-USSR Involvement #256567

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Info. gathered by United States intelligence with regard to escalation of USSR and Cuban involvement in Ethiopia in war against Somalia reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) National security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's reports with regard to degree of Cuban and USSR involvement in Ethiopia-Somalia war over Ogaden Desert detailed. USSR General V.I. Petrov's reported command of entire force on Ethiopian side noted. Details concerning Cuban presence in Africa, include those in Angola, given. Potential for trouble involving Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Rhodesia, from force now in Ethiopia, described. Plans by United States and others to raise question of this as threat to peace in United Nations Security Council if it's not stopped by African ntns. themselves reported.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Background on Petrov, as given to Associated Press by sources, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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