ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Reports from war between Ethiopia and Somalia, with regard to arrival of high USSR general and more Cuban troops in Ethiopia, noted; concern in Washington, DC described.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Earlier State Department estimates of Soviet and Cuban strength in Ethiopia reported Secretary Vance's comments to congress subcommittee with regard to rise in number of Cubans noted. [VANCE - cites own estimate of Cuban strength at present.] Higher estimates by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski reported USSR Lieutenant General Vasily Ivanovitch Petrov said to be field commander of entire force; Petrov's background and position in Soviet government detailed. No. of Cuban troops Presently on way to Ethiopia, those still in Angola and concerns that Cuba and USSR will offer support to guerrilla forces in Rhodesia mentioned.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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