Moscow's professed goal is victory over "imperialism" worldwide. Yet in Africa and elsewhere, the United States, Britain and other free world nations seem confused and divided, having no overall policy to counter Moscow's global strategy. The Soviet Union, aided by Cuba, is mounting a major campaign to challenge the influence of the United States and the West throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The catalyst for the growing Red thrust was the victory for Marxist forces in Angola in 1975-a victory gained by default when the West threw in the towel just when it had the battle won. Now the scene of Soviet pressure has shifted to other vulnerable fronts.
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