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The Cuban Intervention in Angola

The Cuban Intervention in Angola

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history, military, Angola, Cuba, South Africa, SADF, Castro, Cuito Cuanavale, Cold War, military history, warfare, Cuban army, South African Defense Forces
history, military, Angola, Cuba, South Africa, SADF, Castro, Cuito Cuanavale, Cold War, military history, warfare, Cuban army, South African Defense Forces

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THE CUBAN INTERVENTION INANGOLA, 1965–1991
In January 1965 Cuba formed an alliance with the Angolan MPLA whichevolved into the flagship of its global ‘internationalist’ mission, spawningthe military intervention of November 1975 and Cuba’s fifteen-year occu-pation of Angola. This book examines why a Caribbean country sentnearly half-a-million of its citizens to fight in Angola, and how a short-term intervention escalated into a lengthy war of attrition, culminating inCuba’s spurious ‘victory’ at Cuito Cuanavale. Drawing on interviews withleading protagonists, first-hand accounts and archive material from Cuba,Angola and South Africa, this book dispels the myths of the Cuban inter-vention, revealing that Havana’s decision to intervene was not so much anheroic gesture of solidarity, but rather a last-ditch gamble to avert disaster.By exploring the complex interplay between the fighting on the ground,the tortured peace process and the constantly shifting alliances, this bookaims to explain how these forces shaped and affected Cuba’s fifteen-yearintervention, propelling it towards its controversial conclusion.
Edward George
is the Cape Verde and São Tomé author for the Econo-mist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and is a freelance writer on the politics, eco-nomics and history of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. This book isbased on research carried out for his PhD, which was awarded by the Uni-versity of Bristol.
 
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Edited by Frederick Kagan and Christian Kubik

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