AFRICA: Countering the Communists

Zaïre's crisis raises the issue of Soviet-Cuban influence

No doubt about it: Jimmy Carter was mad as hell. At a press conference in Chicago last week, the President castigated the Soviet Union for its continued "interference in the internal affairs of African nations." He accused Cuba of being a "surrogate for the Soviet Union," adding: "It is a joke to call Cuba nonaligned." And he warned the Russians that "unless they show some constraints on their own involvement in Africa and on sending Cuban troops to be involved in Africa, [they] will make...

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