CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Doug Tunnell) Scenes shown of South African troops practicing maneuvers while preparing to support Angola rebels along with United States in opposition to USSR -backed Angola's Marxist government UNITA reported supporting guerrillas by attaining aid from South Africa and US. USSR military support of Angola noted. UNITA reported receiving covert United States military aid. [UNITA leader Jonas SAVIMBI - says support allows troops to play decisive role.] Weapons noted received from US. [S. African Institution of Strategic Studies Mike HOUGH - compares situation to aid to Contras issue.] Troops reported protection against radical black nationalism as well as communism [Assistant secretary of state Chester CROCKER - says there's no victory or solution for either side.] United States reported offering negotiated settlement in Angola. South African army mentioned actually clashing with Angolans. UNITA noted standing ground through United States and South African support.
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