Moscow has a grand design for Africa. Ironically, current United States and British policy may help pave the way for a Soviet victory. Paint the map of Africa red once again. But this time don't use the old color of the British Empire; rather the scarlet of the world's greatest imperialistic power, the Soviet Union. A new report just issued by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) reveals that Soviet inroads into Africa represent the biggest colonialist push into the continent in almost 100 years. Deputy CIA Director Frank Carlucci told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Intelligence Subcommittee on April 10 some startling facts: "The degree of Soviet and Cuban military activity in sub-Saharan Africa is unprecedented. We are witnessing the most determined campaign to expand foreign influence in this troubled region since it was carved up by the European powers in the late 19th century."
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