FORD AND CONGRESS CLASH OVER ANGOLA

AFRICA ACTION
by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
January 1976
6 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says U.S. intervention in Angola became a major issue at the end of Congress' 1975 session, after the press revealed that the CIA was prepared to spend at least $50 million in Angola. The Senate overwhelmingly voted to cut off funds for U.S. covert activities in Angola - by a vote of 54-22. This marked only the beginning of a head-on confrontation between Congress and the Administration over the wisdom and control of U.S. assistance to FNLA and UNITA forces that are fighting the MPLA. • Senate Victory on Angola • The Administration Fights Back • House Still to Act on Tunney Amendment • What the Tunney Amendment Does and Doesn't Cover • Did US Trigger Angola Arms Race? • No Need to Control • Kissinger Parley Excerpts
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections