Cold War Conflicts: Contras, Cuban Intervention in Angola, Angolan Civil War, Covert United States Foreign Regime Change Actions

Cold War Conflicts: Contras, Cuban Intervention in Angola, Angolan Civil War, Covert United States Foreign Regime Change Actions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 153. Chapters: Contras, Cuban intervention in Angola, Angolan Civil War, Covert United States foreign regime change actions, Portuguese Colonial War, North Yemen Civil War, Laotian Civil War, 1973 Chilean coup d' tat, Rhodesian Bush War, Cambodian-Vietnamese War, Sino-Vietnamese War, Indonesian killings of 1965-1966, Malayan Emergency, Egyptian Revolution of 1952, 30 September Movement, South African Border War, Operation Cyclone, Civil war in Afghanistan, 1960 U-2 incident, United States occupation of the Dominican Republic, Ogaden War, Ethiopian Civil War, Shaba I, Ezeiza massacre, Bruce Conde, Central American crisis, Conflicts in the Horn of Africa, INTAF. Excerpt: In November 1975, on the eve of Angola's independence, Cuba launched a large-scale military intervention in support of the leftist liberation movement MPLA against United States-backed invasions by South Africa and Zaire in support of two other liberation movements competing for power in the country, FNLA and UNITA. Following the retreat of Zaire and South Africa, Cuban forces remained in Angola to support the Angolan government against the UNITA insurgency in the continuing Angolan Civil War. In 1988, Cuban troops intervened a second time to avert a military disaster in a Soviet-led FAPLA offensive against UNITA which was supported by South Africa, leading to the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. This turn of events is considered to have been the major impetus to the success of the ongoing peace talks leading to the New York Accords after which Cuban and South African forces withdrew from Angola while South West Africa gained its independence from South Africa. Cuban military engagement in Angola ended in 1991. In addition to the Cuban military, from 1976 to 1991, 430, 000 Cuban foreign aid volunteers served in Angola. At one point, two-thirds of all doctors in Angola wer...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:Cold War Conflicts: Contras, Cuban Intervention in Angola, Angolan Civil War, Covert United States Foreign Regime Change Actions
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