People's Defence Organization (ODP) (Angola)

Country: Angola
Details of Formation: First mentioned in April 1981, when ODP leader travels to Hungary and other Soviet states to exchange experiences with people's militias.
Details of Termination: The People's Defense Organization is replaced by the Directorate of People's Defence and Territorial Troops.
Purpose: The ODP was founded as a militia to defend Angola’s territorial integrity and the power of the MLPA government.
Organisation: The commander of the People’s Defence Organization was Lt-Col Paiva Domingos da Silva, who was Deputy Defence Minister at that time.
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Other Information: The group is also known as Popular Defense Organization.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.