Right By Accident in Africa

March 1978
New Republic;3/18/78, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p6
The article talks about the efforts of the U.S. administration to use politics and proxies to limit Soviet penetration in Africa. According to the author, an Ethiopian invasion of Somalia would force the U.S. to decide how deeply and directly to become involved. The author states that the establishment of Soviet and Cuban bases in Ethiopia implicitly threatens Arab countries as well as the Persian Gulf oil supplies of the U.S.


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