RHODESIA: Brief Encounters in a Hopeless War

An antiaircraft battery was suddenly rolled into place on a golf course near Lusaka International Airport last week. Zambian armed forces went on alert, leaves were canceled, and President Kenneth Kaunda issued orders to "shoot on sight" any Rhodesian aircraft that violated his country's airspace. Responding to a warning from Prime Minister Ian Smith that Zambian support for black nationalist guerrillas might lead to pre-emptive strikes, Kaunda dramatically announced that ua state of war" existed between his country and Rhodesia. To prove the point, the Zambians lobbed several mortar shells at...

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