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Africa / United States Policy / Jr. Chambers of Commerce / Vance #258412

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1978
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REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) (Report in progress) Cyrus Vance statement with regard to United States policy towards Africa situation reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) Vance address to Jaycee's convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, called major speech. Vance remarks with regard to United States militarycompetition with USSR and Cubans in Africa summarized. [VANCE - says United States won't mirror Cuba and USSR mil. efforts in Africa; will strive to solve problems causing crises in Africa.] Social justice and economy development of Africa said to be stressed; military aid to Africa for self-defense said to be incrd. Re: Angola, better relations said offered. Re: South Africa, white supremacy regime said to cause worsening United States relations
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(DC) Vance statements interpreted as shift of United States policy back to detente with USSR , deemphasizing Africa and incring. emphasis on nuclear arms proliferation. Unofficial attitude said to be Vance has prevailed over Zbigniew Brzezinski. Vance said thought now ahead of Brzezinski in President favor. Shifting position of administration said concern to State Department
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
McLaughlin, Bill

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