America Abroad: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Credit Where Credit Is Due

In Luanda last week Sergeant Vivian Hernandez Cabellero, a 19-year-old member of an antiaircraft battery, said goodbye to her companeros. She was part of the first contingent of Cuban soldiers to be withdrawn from Angola as part of a negotiated settlement to 13 years of fighting. In Kabul 500 Soviet soldiers, laden with equipment, lined up before military transport planes to fly home. Meanwhile, the Kremlin's Foreign Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, and his deputy, Yuli Vorontsov, met separately with the Afghan regime and the leaders of the mujahedin to discuss what amounted to the terms of the U.S.S.R.'s defeat.

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