ABM Treaty, 4, 5, 195
Abortion, 5, 176, 178, 181–84, 197, 208,
232
Abu Ghraib, 217
Access points, 13, 43, 44, 55, 56, 66–68,
73, 82, 117, 119, 158, 202, 204–7, 213,
226, 233–34
Acheson, Dean, 90, 231
Activism vs. assertiveness in Congress,
10, 15, 16–17, 18–23, 25–27, 230
Afghanistan, 4, 6, 122, 205, 236
Africa, 34, 104, 142. See also South
Africa; West Africa
African National Congress, 146, 198
Aiken, George, 85
Aird, John, 179
Albright, Madeleine, 168, 185, 200–202
Allende, Salvador, 129, 132, 143
Angola, 20, 132–33, 198
Annan, Kofi, 167, 197
Antiballistic missile system, 138–41, 146,
153. See also ABM Treaty
Anti-Semitism, 93, 177
Apartheid, 35, 144–46, 153
Appropriations: bills, 57, 180, 242;
changes in, 8, 106, 110; committees on,
40, 69, 70, 92, 112, 122, 126; powers
over, 78, 123, 128
Arias, Oscar, 149–51, 209
Arias peace plan, 149–51, 209
Armed Services Committee, 40, 81, 112,
138, 218, 240
Armey, Dick, 42, 161, 229
Arms control, 5, 138–41, 200, 214
Asia, 94, 106, 109–10, 121, 123, 128, 177,
186. See also individual countries
Atomic weapons. See Nuclear weapons;
Weapons of mass destruction
Avenues of influence, 11–14, 55–56,
66–70, 82–83, 88, 119, 146, 163, 202
Baker, James, 126, 160
Ballistic missiles, 5, 6, 138–41, 159,
170–74, 195–96, 228
Bax, Frans, 20, 204
Berlin, 53, 98, 106
Biden, Joseph, 126, 161, 183, 185, 194
Bingaman, Jeff, 218–20
Boland, Edward, 124–25, 137, 148
Bosnia, 5, 38, 162, 169, 177, 229
Bracero program, 85, 94
Bridges, Styles, 84
Britain, 85–86, 88, 135
Bush, George H. W., 1, 122, 126, 159,
174–75, 178, 190, 198
Bush, George W., 16, 18, 75, 85, 159, 166,
171, 180–81, 186, 204–5, 217, 219, 232,
243
Cambodia, 96–97, 121, 123, 128, 135,
142–43
Carter, Jimmy, 140, 243
Castro, Fidel, 105, 132, 199, 200–201
Central America, 3, 42, 123–26, 137,
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