Military of Angola

Military of Angola

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 64. Chapters: Angolan military personnel, Military history of Angola, Angolan Armed Forces, Cuban intervention in Angola, Angolan Civil War, Portuguese Colonial War, Angolan War of Independence, MPLA, Battle of Quifangondo, Battle of Kitombo, National Air Force of Angola, Battle of Mbwila, Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, National Liberation Front of Angola, Battle of Katole, Iko Carreira, Republican Party of Angola, Luanda Trial, Daniel Chipenda, Halloween Massacre, German campaign in Angola, Adriano Makevela Mackenzie, Kundy Pahiama, Museum of the Armed Forces, FAA, For as Armadas de Cabinda, Roberto Leal Monteiro, Nyemba, Lucas Ngonda, Pedro de Morais Neto, Military Council for Angolan Resistance, Operation Wallpaper, Jo o de Matos, Operation Restore. Excerpt: In November 1975, on the eve of Angola's independence, Cuba launched a large-scale military intervention in support of the leftist liberation movement MPLA against United States-backed invasions by South Africa and Zaire in support of two other liberation movements competing for power in the country, FNLA and UNITA. Following the retreat of Zaire and South Africa, Cuban forces remained in Angola to support the Angolan government against the UNITA insurgency in the continuing Angolan Civil War. In 1988, Cuban troops intervened a second time to avert a military disaster in a Soviet-led FAPLA offensive against UNITA which was supported by South Africa, leading to the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. This turn of events is considered to have been the major impetus to the success of the ongoing peace talks leading to the New York Accords after which Cuban and South African forces withdrew from Angola while South West Africa gained its independence from South Africa. Cuban military engagement in Angola ended in 1991. In addition to the Cuban military, from 1976 to 1991, 43...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:Military of Angola
Author: LLC Books
Publisher:General Books - 2010-11-24

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