RHODESIA: Getting Ready for War

While much of black Africa welcomed Henry Kissinger's forthright declarations of support during his visit to the continent, there were increasing signs last week that the Secretary's denunciations of Ian Smith's white minority regime in Rhodesia had merely stiffened its resolve to settle the issue of majority rule on the battlefield. Said one Western diplomat in Nairobi of Kissinger's ten-point program to pressure Smith into resolving the crisis: "Had it come six months earlier, it might have saved the day in southern Africa. But Kissinger is far too late. He calls for negotiations when that stage has been passed and...

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