Destabilizing Angola: South Africa's War and U.S. Policy

A Background Resource
by Dr. Cherri Waters, Center for International Policy, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States
December 1986
Publisher: Center for International Policy, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
12 pages
Contents: South Africa's Total Strategy • UNITA and South Africa • Angola • Reagan Administration Policy • A Historical Overview • The Policy Debate • The Key Players • The African Perspective • Conclusion • Statements by U.S. and Angolan Churches and Church Leaders on the War and Aid to UNITA • Dr. Cherri Waters • The Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund • The Center for International Policy • This report examines U.S. policy options toward Angola and analyzes South African and U.S. involvement in the Angolan insurgency and civil strife. The report discusses the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), U.S. Congress, Portuguese colonialism, Henry Kissinger, the Ford administration, the Soviet Union, the CIA, the Reagan administration, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), the Clark amendment, the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), the South African Defense Force (SADF), P.W. Botha, the 32nd Battalion, Jonas Savimbi, the Conference of Berlin, the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), Holden Roberto, Zaire, the Alvor Accord, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Arkady Shevchenko, William Casey, John Stockwell, the CIA’s Angola Task Force, Senator Dennis DeConcini, Senator Steven Symms, Senator William Proxmire, Communism, Cuban troops, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Methodist Bishop Emilio de Carvalho, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Antonio Agostinho Neto, Gulf Oil. Chevron, oil, Cabinda, Texaco, Conoco, Cities Service, Marathon, General Tire, General Motors (GM), Boeing, Pfizer, Xerox, IBM, Caterpillar, National Cash Register, Tektronix, Air Express International, David Rockefeller. Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Bankers Trust, Morgan Guaranty, the Export-Import Bank, the National Security Council, President Mobutu, the United Church of Christ (UCC), the Lutheran Church in America, the American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, the United Methodist Church in Angola, and the Roman Catholic Bishops of Angola.
Used by permission of the Center for International Policy and Africa Action ( the successor to the Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund/Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight