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INCREASED SOVIET-MILITARY ADVISOR ROLE ANO SOVIET

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AFTER STUDYING THE MILITARY SITUATION IN ETHIOPIA IN SOME

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DETAIL. SOVIET GENERAL V. I. RECOMMENOEO; THAT THE

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I"MEDIATE ANO URGENT GOAL OF ETHIOPIAN DEFENSE FORCES. GENERAL

ROV ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT SOVIET ADVISORS *ND LOGISTICS EXPERTS

PLACED IN GREATER NUMBER AT ALL ETHIOPIAN DIVISIONAL

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i, IN .COURSE OF OISCUSSING RpM SENIOR ETHIOPIAN OEFfNSE ANTIAIRCRAFT STRATEGY FOR THE DEFEAT OF INVADING SOMALI FORCES* . GENERAL PETPQV AND HIS ASSOCIATES* ASAS SOVIET MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SMAP) CHIEF LT. GEN. PfcTR , HAVE RECOMMENDED-THAT ETHIOPIA PLAN TO STRIKE INTO NORTHERN SOMALIAH AIR AND GROUNQ FORCES IN ORDER TQ FE AT THE SOMALI MILITARY FORCES ANO BEOSITIONED FORCE WITHDRAWAL OF ALL SOMALI SUPPORT FOR INSURGENT ELEMENTS Tn

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