Destructive Engagement: US Military Cooperation With Apartheid

by Gordon Welty, U.S. Peace Council
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1988
Publisher: U.S. Peace Council
9 pages
Type: Article
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The article outlines U.S.-South African military and nuclear collaboration. The article says that South Africa is on the defensive, and world opinion is strongly demanding that Nelson Mandela be freed. Recent military defeats in Angola and Namibia have compelled South Africa to enter into negotiations to speed the withdrawal of its occupation troops; its proxy army in Mozambique - RENAMO - has been shown to be barbarians. • Some Background on Apartheid in South Africa • Destabilizing the Frontline States • Conventional Arms • Who Violates the Arms Embargo? • The UNITA Facade • Nuclear Forces • Intelligence Sharing • What Can Be Done? [Note: This PDF was not made from the original, but rather from text provided by Gordon Welty. Welty was a member of the Ohio Coalition Against Apartheid when he authored this document, but he may not have written it in that capacity.]
Used by permission of Gordon Welty.
Collection: Private collection of Gordon Welty