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Zaire Conflict / United States Involvement #258231

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) Reports that United States will supply more aid to Zaire in form of transport planes noted; is known who will fly out on planes, but not who they'll fly in.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about plans for United States transport planes to take French For. Legionnaires out of Shaba prov. and fly in Pan-African peacekeeping force; preparations underway at White House and Pentagon noted. Moroccan troops expected to make up part of African force. Efforts by United States and France to get stronger African ntns. to band together to oppose outside aggression and upcoming meeting on issue in Paris mentioned. Air Force plans for transport planes' activity given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) French foreign minister's statements about Pan-African force going to Zaire reported White House reiteration of ability to document Cuban involvement in recent rebel invasion of Shaba and plans to do so for some congmen. stated; announcement that documentation won't be made public noted. Zaire government report on conditions of copper mines in Shaba detailed. President Mobutu Sese Seko's commutation to life imprisonment the death sentence given chief of Shaba's defense forces, convicted of cowardice, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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