The World: How Much Has Angola Hurt the U.S.?

President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger have bitterly attacked Congress' ban on funds for the pro-Western forces in Angola. The administration argues that the nation's foreign policy may be so weakened by arbitrary congressional interference that the U.S. could lose the ability to inspire trust—and, when necessary, fear—in the rest of the world. "It cannot be in the interests of the United States," said Kissinger at a press conference last week, "to create the impression that in times of crisis, either threats or promises of the United States may not mean...

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