Africa Notes: The South African Military Reassesses Its Priorities - September 1989
September 30, 1989
South Africa's senior military strategists are still taking stock of the implications of the end of the P.W. Botha era, of Namibia's imminent change from a South African-controlled buffer zone to another unpredictable sovereign neighbor, of the contradictions between Gorbachev' s glasnost and the dogma of "total onslaught," and of the as yet undefined domestic and regional political agendas of newly elected State President F.W. de Klerk.