NATO and Southern Africa - The Growth Of A Military Block

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 2, 1971
7 pages
This fact sheet notes that an “off the record” discussion at the NATO Council of Ministers meeting in Lisbon on June 3-4 June is likely to center on the problems of Southern Africa and the need to contain the growing liberation movement. There is pressure to extend the NATO zone as far south as the Cape of Good Hope; South Africa already obtains the bulk of imported military equipment from NATO countries including the U.S., United Kingdom, France and West Germany. The new Secretary General of NATO Joseph Luns has been sympathetic to the Portuguese position in Africa. Contents: South Africa - A NATO Partner • South Africa's Military Allies • NATO's "Poor Man" - Portugal's Dependence • U.S. Military Aid to Portugal • Liberation Movements' Opposition - Call for Action
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Robert E. Maurer Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections