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Angola / CIA, Cuban Troops and Stockwell Claims #258178

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 07, 1978
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(Studio) Cuban troop presence in Angola and United States reaction to this noted. Report is on claims by CIA Angola task force head John Stockwell that Cubans are there because of United States mishandling of secret war. Interview of Stockwell by Mike Wallace mentioned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Details of Stockwell's claims given; film of Wallace interview with Stockwell shown. [STOCKWELL - says that if CIA's violent option had not existed in Angola, there would have been no escalation of war and no Cubans there viewed as heroes by people of Africa. States reason for this as blundering of CIA paramil. operation.] Other claims by Stockwell in this edition of "60 Minutes" and denial of these by then-CIA director William Colby, in interview with Wallace, outlined. [WALLACE - asks about 40 Committee's ban on CIA personnel in combat or training in Angola.] [STOCKWELL - says there was such ban, but there were CIA advisers and trainers near front lines involved with National Front for Liberation of Angola and others.] Interview with Colby shown. [WALLACE - asks Colby about CIA presence in Angola.] [COLBY - says CIA didn't train anti-Communists in Angola, but did train and advise from neighboring cntrys. States that some CIA people went into Angola for intelligence collection.] Colby's statement that American policy was to train anti-Communists in Zaire; State Department response to Stockwell chgs. outlined. Entrance of Cuban and USSR presence in Angola and congress refusal to grant administration request for aid to anti-Communists noted. Congress committee 's probe of CIA activities in Angola cited.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Wallace's further report on Angola affair on "60 Minutes", later tonight, noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Marvin

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