Diplomacy: Let's Finally Make a Deal

Let's Finally Make a Deal

After 13 years of fighting, the antagonists in Angola's stalemated civil war took a tentative step toward peace last week. In London representatives of the U.S. and South Africa, supporters of Angola's UNITA rebels, met for the first time with officials of the Marxist-oriented Angolan government and its Cuban allies. Presided over by Chester Crocker, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, the talks focused on a proposal by Cuba and Angola to withdraw Cuba's estimated 40,000 troops from Angola over a four-year period. In exchange, Cuba and Angola want the South Africans to remove their soldiers from Angola as...

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