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  • February 11, 1988

    Record of a Conversation of M. S. Gorbachev with Indian Minister of Defense Krishna Chandra Pant

    Gorbachev and Pant discuss Soviet and Indian foreign relations and the situation in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

  • February 19, 1988

    Fidel Castro to José Eduardo dos Santos

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • February 22, 1988

    Record of a Conversation of M. S. Gorbachev with US Secretary of State G. Shultz

    Gorbachev and Shultz discuss issues in the Middle East, including the Soviet withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the Iran-Iraq War.

  • February 25, 1988

    Mikhail Gorbachev to Fidel Castro

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • March, 1988

    Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU) Memorandum, 'About US Aid to the Counterrevolutionaries' (Excerpt)

    Report on US economic and military aid to opposition forces in Afghanistan.

  • March, 1988

    Report, Ministry of State Security (Stasi), 'About Results of Intelligence Activities to Note Indicators for a Surprise Nuclear Missile Attack'

  • March, 1988

    General Valentin Varennikov’s Proposals on How the Afghans Should Use Their Forces After the Soviet Withdrawal, March 1988 (Excerpt)

    Varennikov makes recommendations for the Afghanistan military after the withdrawal of the Soviet army. He recommends retreating from smaller garrisons and outposts, and concentrating on "holding the most important areas and facilities of the country."

  • March 03, 1988

    Fidel Castro to Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • March 06, 1988

    Fidel Castro to José Eduardo dos Santos

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • 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.