Blood on the Sahara, America is fighting King Hassan's War

by George M. Houser
New York, New York, United States
Undated, about January 1981
Publisher: The Africa Fund
3 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Spain
Language: English
Article based in part on George M. Houser's May 1979 trip into Western Sahara with the Polisario Front and to the refugee camps at Tindouf, Algeria. While traveling in Western Sahara, Houser saw the wreckage of a jet fighter, which he was told was flown by a high official in the Moroccan air force who had parachuted to safety. The downed plane was clearly made in the United States. The article argues against U.S. Arms sales to Morocco, which provide unmistakable support for Morocco's expansionist policy, despite the U.S. proclaimed position of neutrality. The article gives the background to the war and the struggle in Western Sahara for independence.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections