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Angola / Covert United States Aid #306570

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 25, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) White House noted hosting Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi next week.

(DC: Deborah Potter) President Reagan's tentative decision to supply covert military aid to Angolan rebels examined. [Representative Jack KEMP - defs. Congress push for more aid.] Extent of Cuba's support to Angolan government noted. [November 1985, SAVIMBI - thinks United States aid is only way to avoid USSR takeover of South Africa.] South Africa's backing of Savimbi cited. [Representative Howard WOLPE - explains diplomacy problems in United States undertaking alliance with South Africa on Savimbi's behalf.] Size of United States economy investments in Angola described; Chevron's warning against aid to Savimbi and similar position of David Rockefeller quoted on screen. [For. trade minister Ismael GASPAR-MARTINS - doesn't want to get crushed between United States and USSR .]

Potter, Deborah;
Schieffer, Bob

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