Search the Archive

Ethiopia-Somalia War / USSR -Cuba Involvement #52776

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.