Henry Kissinger pushed for Cuba invasion in mid-1970s: Documents

October 1, 2014 7:08 PM

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WASHINGTON: Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger pushed for a military invasion of Cuba in the mid-1970s, and said he would "smash" Fidel Castro for sending troops to Angola, newly released declassified documents show.

The material, made public by the National Security Archive, uncover candid conversations between Kissinger and US president Gerald Ford in 1976 after Cuban troops were deployed in Angola to support independence fighters, sparking fears in Washington of growing communist influence in Africa.

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