FOREIGN POLICY: The Battle Over Angola

"A deep tragedy for all countries whose security depends on the United States." That was how President Ford described the Senate's vote last week to cut off U.S. military aid to two Angolan factions that have been waging a bloody civil war for months with the Soviet-backed Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (M.P.L.A.). At stake was only $37 million in aid. But the debate was also the latest in a long series of battles fought between Congress and the Administration, with Congress trying to control not only the making of foreign policy but its execution. Thus the...

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