AFRICA: Our War in Angola

Another ex-spook tattles on the CIA

Among CIA staffers it was known as IA-FEATURE; the letters IA being the agency's designation for the target country, Angola, and FEATURE the code word for a special covert operation. When the IAFEATURE task force was assembled in late summer 1975, on the eve of Angola's independence from Portugal, it was handed a mission nearly impossible: to help two Angolan leaders who would presumably remain friendly to the West when the big, troubled former colony went off on its own. The IAFEATURE directors, who worked out of...

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