DIPLOMACY: Dark Hints and Painful Choices

In one speech after another, Henry Kissinger has been swinging harder and harder at an old troublemaker for Washington, Cuba's Fidel Castro. Last week during an appearance in Dallas, the Secretary used his firmest language yet, warning that the U.S. "will not accept further Cuban military intervention" in Africa and hinting darkly of "decisive action" if Havana refused to pay heed.

The focus of Kissinger's ire is the 12,000-man force that Castro dispatched to Angola last year to help Moscow bring its client regime to power. At present Moscow's Latin Hessians seem to be marking time in the former Portuguese...

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