[The Patrice Lumumba Coalition has learned… South Africa… to deploy conventional forces… into Angola]
For Immediate Release
by Patrice Lumumba Coalition
New York, New York
November 26, 1975
The press release says the Patrice Lumumba Coalition has learned from reliable and confidential sources that, in mid-November, 1975, the racist regime in South Africa held secret meetings which included representatives of the U.S. government at which South Africa decided to deploy conventional forces of the South African army into Angola against MPLA and the U.S. placed a part of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet on contingency orders for operations off Angola. The press release mentions the carrier Independence, missile cruisers Boston and Long Beach, and 15 Fletcher-class destroyers. The press release says their objectives, should Class A orders be issued, would be to mount carrier-based air strikes over Angola against the MPLA and in support of FNLA, UNITA, South African and Zairian regular force. The press release says the decision to execute these actions was arrived at by Secretary of State Kissinger's Committee of 40. The press release mentions Sidewinder missiles, napalm, anti-personal fragmentation bombs, and F-4 phantom jets.
Used by permission of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight