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  • March 09, 1988

    Meeting between the Delegations of the United States, Cuba and Angola, 'Conversaciones entre la RPA y los EUA realizadas en Luanda el día 9 de marzo de 1988'

    Meeting between US, Cuban and Angolan officials about the withdrawal of the Cuban troops from Angola.

  • March 10, 1988

    Meeting between the Delegations of the United States, Cuba and Angola, 'Las conversaciones realizadas entre la República Popular de Angola y los Estados Unidos del 9 al 11 de marzo de 1988 en Futungo de Belas, en Luanda. Segunda Sesión Bilateral...'

    Meeting between US, Cuban and Angolan officials about the withdrawal of the Cuban troops from Angola.

  • March 10, 1988

    Meeting between the Delegations of the United States, Cuba and Angola, 'Conversaciones realizadas entre la RPA y los Estados Unidos del 9 al 11 de marzo de 1988 en Futungo de Belas, Luanda. Tercera Sesión Trilateral, 10.3.88 – 16:00 horas'

    Meeting between US, Cuban and Angolan officials about the withdrawal of the Cuban troops from Angola.

  • March 10, 1988

    Fidel Castro to Alvaro [Jorge Risquet]

    Jorge Risquet, who was code-named Alvaro, was Castro’s point man for Angola; Alejandro was Fidel Castro’s code name.

  • March 10, 1988

    Anatoly Chernyaev, Notes from a Meeting of the Politburo

    Politburo meeting centered on Comecon and the importance of maintaining fruitful trade relationships with other socialist nations.

  • March 11, 1988

    Info No. 403 KGB and PGU Info-reply re: Collaboration with Third World Intelligence services

  • March 17, 1988

    Meeting between the Delegations of the United States and Angola, 'Acta de las conversaciones realizadas entre la RPA y los Estados Unidos del 17 al 18 de marzo de 1988, en Futungo de Belas, Luanda'

  • March 18, 1988

    Confidential Telegram from USINT Havana to Secretary of State George Shultz, 'Cuban Armed Forces Ministry Communique on Cuban-Angolan Defense of Cuito Cuanavale'

    A Cuban Defense Ministry communiqué details the “heroic defense” by Cuban and Angolan troops of Cuito Cuanavale against a South African onslaught. The brunt of the fighting was done by local Angolan forces, which successfully managed to repel the South African invaders.

  • March 19, 1988

    Jorge Risquet to Alejandro [Fidel Castro]

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; Alejandro was Fidel Castro’s code name.

  • March 24, 1988

    Anatoly Chernyaev, Notes from a Meeting of the Politburo

    Notes from a meeting of the Politburo regarding Nina Andreeva, a Soviet scientist and political activist who accused Gorbachev of not being true communists and abandoning the Soviet system in her essay " I Cannot Forsake My Principles."

  • March 24, 1988

    Transcripts from Three Audio Files of a Meeting of the General Command of the Armed Forces

    This file contains transcripts of meeting minutes taken from three tapes, dated 24 March 1988. The tapes include discussions of the Armed Forces General Command with Saddam Hussein and other officials.

  • March 25, 1988

    Untitled report from Mieczysław Dedo, Polish Ambassador to the DPRK, following his conversation with the Chinese ambassador in North Korea

    Comrade Dedo, Poland's ambassador in North Korea, reports that Sino-DPRK relations are cooling because of Beijing's increasing trade with South Korea.

  • March 28, 1988

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Anatoly Adamishin

    Anatoly Adamishin was Soviet deputy foreign minister for Africa.

  • March 29, 1988

    Record of a Conversation of M. S. Gorbachev with the General Secretary of the Italian Communist Party [PCI] Alessandro Natta

    Gorbachev explains to Natta about issues with the Soviet withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, including disagreements with the United States on the plans for the coalition government.

  • April 05, 1988

    Record of Conversation between M.S. Gorbachev and Fidel Castro

    Notes from telephone conversation between Gorbachev and Castro regarding advocating communist ideology through policy initiatives, and about Gorbachev's impending visit to Cuba.

  • April 07, 1988

    Record of a Conversation of M. S. Gorbachev with President of Afghanistan, General Secretary of the CC PDPA Najibullah, Tashkent

    Najibullah and Gorbachev discuss the situation in Afghanistan, the politics of the new government, plans for the withdrawal of Soviet troops, and the Geneva Accords signed in 1988 to facilitate it.

  • April 14, 1988

    Lecture by Sergei Akhromeyev, 'The Current State of Soviet Military Doctrine'

    This is a transcript of a lecture delivered by Sergei Akhromeyev, the Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces, to the Polish General Staff about Soviet military doctrine in early 1988. The document defines what the Soviets meant by military doctrine, differentiating between the doctrine of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact by stressing the former’s wider range objectives, especially concerning the use of strategic nuclear weapons. In addition, it identifies contemporary issues facing Soviet doctrine and analyzes topics such as nuclear non-proliferation, reduction of nuclear stockpiles and refutes the idea that nuclear weapons should be used in a counter-offensive operation. It stresses the importance of defense, negating offensive military preparedness in lieu of purely defensive Warsaw Pact capabilities (albeit altogether sufficient to successfully deter a NATO attack from the West). It also discusses the results of the March 2-3 1988 NATO talks and concludes that the West is not willing to stop the arms race and is increasing its offensive capabilities. The Warsaw Pact’s response should include increased military research, better vigilance to capture signals of a possible attack and more tactical and technical training for the military command. It asserts that even though a war is less likely than in the past, quoting Gorbachev, “the nature of capitalism itself can be the cause of war.”

  • April 22, 1988

    Instructions to the Cuban Delegation for the London Meeting, 'Indicaciones concretas del Comandante en Jefe que guiarán la actuación de la delegación cubana a las conversaciones de Luanda y las negociaciones de Londres (22-4-88)'

    Fidel Castro’s instructions for the Cuban delegation to the 3-4 May 1988 London meeting of the delegations of Angola, Cuba, South Africa and the United States to discuss the future of Angola and Namibia.

  • April 23, 1988

    Instructions to the Cuban Delegation for the London Meeting, 'Indicaciones concretas del Comandante en Jefe que guiarán la actuación de la delegación cubana a las conversaciones de Luanda y las negociaciones de Londres (23-4-88)'

    Fidel Castro’s instructions for the Cuban delegation to the 3-4 May 1988 London meeting of the delegations of Angola, Cuba, South Africa and the United States to discuss the future of Angola and Namibia.

  • April 26, 1988

    Eh. Shevardnadze et al to the CPSU CC, 'Measures to Build the Site of the Burial of Polish officers in Katyn (Smolensk Oblast’) and the Expansion of the Access to it of the Citizens of the PNR and of Other Countries'

    Shevardnadze and other Soviet officials propose to create a memorial to Polish officers murdered during the Katyn massacre as well as "Soviet POWs who took part in the exhumation work," and to allow Polish citizens to visit the memorial in Smolensk Oblast’.