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Angola / British Mercenaries / Organization of American States / Ford #41647

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1976
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(Studio) 44 British mercenaries arrive home from Angola. Most confirm report on 14 mercenaries being executed for refusing to fight. British commission to see if future recruitment can be stopped by law. MPLA conts. drive south and captures 2 port towns. Organization of American States recognizes MPLA as sole government
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Admin. nearly given up quest for aid for Angola. Ford says Congress would live to regret cutting off aid to Angola. Speaks to representatives of military assns. [FORD - challenges USSR and Cuba in their Angolan intervention. Could have preserved chance for Angolans to choose own future if Congress had stood with administration] Ford signs $112.3 billion defense bill which forbids funds for Angola.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield says Ford's comments on Congress won't hold water and explains why.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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