view of the USA’s efforts to
facilitate the withdrawal of Cuban forces from Angola,
by early 1983 the SADF had been required to exercise extreme caution during the
execution of operations in Angola.
For this reason confrontation with Angolan and Cuban forces had to be avoided
except if action was required in self-defence.
against SWAPO (PLAN) had, however, to be continued in order to ensure that :
a. SWAPO’s standing in SWA was not
strengthened in the least and that any further infiltration into SWA was
hindered and possibly even completely prevented;
b. The situation was stabilised
before any elections could occur in SWA in order to achieve maximum
participation and make unimpeded elections possible;
c. SWAPO forces were not given the
opportunity to support FAPLA or hinder UNITA occupation of southern-Angola.
the exception of...
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