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Legum, Colin
April 1978
New Republic;4/8/78, Vol. 178 Issue 14, p13
Discusses the military involvement of the Soviet Union and Cuba in Ethiopia war and Eritrean movement. Unwillingness of Russians and Cubans to reduce their military involvement in Ethiopia. Ignorance of U.S. President Jimmy Carter's appeal to them after his success in mediating the withdrawal of the Somali Republic's regular forces from the Ogaden; Difference in policy between the Cubans and the Russian concerning their military role in the next phase of the fighting; Objective of Communists to enter the fray in support of Ethiopia's avowed aim of stopping Somalia's aggression; View that the conquest of Eritrea is important to both the Ethiopians and the Russians.


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