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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 1976
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(Studio) White House denies United States recruiting Americans to fight in Angola. Doe not deny possibility non-Americans being recruited to fight there. "Christian Science Monitor" reports CIA has sent 300 Americans to Africa and has another 300 ready to go when money available. This denied by Ronald Nessen.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) Nessen denies United States recruits, hires, trains or uses American mercenaries to fight in Angola. Does not answer with regard to other than Americans CIA activity in light of Cuba, USSR Angola activity outlined. American money has gone to factions in Angola conflict, and sympathetic African ntns. especially Zaire. Some say this has been used to hire mercenaries. Anti-Castro Cuban refugees and South Vietnam refugees have been asked to fight in Angola. White House declines comment; stresses limited nature of US involvement.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) United Press International reports South Africa government may soon announce end to its involvement in Angola. United Press International speculates this to come on eve of African summit conf. next week
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford

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