Plains, Georgia Informal Exchange With Reporters on Arrival at Peterson Field.
Q. Mr. President, is our assistance to that Zaire operation ended, or is it still in progress?
THE PRESIDENT. It's just about over.
Q. It seemed to be a pretty successful operation?
THE PRESIDENT. I think so. From what we hear, the French and the Belgians and the Zairians have been successful. And we provided what logistic support they requested. And barring some unforeseen development, I think that my authorization for help is probably over. But we don't ever know what will happen in the future.
Note: The exchange began at approximately 10: 30 a.m.
Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia Informal Exchange With Reporters on Arrival at Peterson Field. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244895