THE JOINT MONITORING COMMISSION

  • Helmoed-Römer Heitman
  • W.A. Dorning
Keywords: Joint Monitoring Commission (JMC), Angola's southern Cunene province, Angolan Armed Forces (Fapla), South African Defence Force (SADF), Fapla headquarters (HQ), Swapo forces, Cuban forces, February 1984 to May 1985

Abstract

The Joint Monitoring Commission (JMC) was created to oversee the withdrawal of South African forces from the portion of Angola's southern Cunene province in which they had operated for some time, and its re-occupation by the Angolan Armed Forces (Fapla). It was to ensure that neither Swapo nor Cuban forces moved into this area as the South African Defence Force (SADF) withdrew. The JMC consisted of SADF and Fapla headquarters (HQ) personnel and infantry from both armies to monitor the area concerned. It operated in southern Angola from February 1984 to May 1985.
Published
2012-02-23
How to Cite
Heitman, H.-R., & Dorning, W. (2012). THE JOINT MONITORING COMMISSION. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.5787/18-1-410
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