Testimony by Mrs. Jennifer Davis to the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

by Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 16, 1971
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
14 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
The testimony concentrates on the implications of the continued flow of strategic equipment such as light aircraft to South Africa and Portugal and ways in which the U.S. is providing significant support to these white supremacist regimes. Davis says she does not believe South Africa is changing in the one sense that matters - it will not end apartheid. She discusses the embargo on arms and military equipment to South Africa and Portugal south of the Tropic of Cancer. The testimony discusses U.S. support for Portugal, both via N.A.T.O. and directly through the bilateral Military Assistance Program. The testimony discusses the South African Defence Force, South African Air Force, South Africa Police, and Air Commandos. Davis also discusses the Official Secrets Act and Minister of Defence Botha. The testimony discusses American Beechcraft Corporation and Cessna and Sikorsky and Hughes helicopters. Davis quotes from a newspaper article "SAAF At New Peak to Tackle Terrorists."
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive