South Africa a-Team Foray

Going after Gulf Oil

Embarrassment piled on embarrassment for the South African government last week after the ambush of a nine-man commando unit by Angolan troops. Reason: South Africa was supposed to have withdrawn the last of its soldiers from Angola in April under a U.S.-mediated accord. General Constand Viljoen, head of South Africa's Defense Forces, admitted that the country still had military units in Angola on "reconnaissance and information-gathering" missions against rebel groups like the African National Congress (ANC), which is known to have bases there. But the captured leader of the commando squad, Captain Wynand Petrus du Toit, during a press conference in...

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