ANGOLA: Now, a War Between the Outsiders

The Soviet-backed Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (M.P.L.A.) delivered some devastating military blows to its opponents last week. With Cuban "freedom fighters" doing more and more of the fighting, the Marxist-oriented regime of Agostinho Neto in Luanda seemed on the verge of eliminating one of its rival factions and at least neutralizing the other.

In the north, Holden Roberto's National Front for the Liberation of Angola seemed virtually finished. The scattered F.N.L.A. forces were withdrawing slowly through dense jungle toward the Zaïre border, blowing up bridges and destroying guns and...

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