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Ronald Reagan

(1911—2004) American Republican statesman

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Air and Space Defense

Air and Space Defense  

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Recognizing that the two great oceans that had protected the United States from invasion for more than a century could now, at least in theory, be overcome through aerial assault ...
air travel

air travel  

In Ireland began in 1909–10, with Harry Ferguson's first powered flight, in Co. Down. In April 1912, Kilkenny man Denys Corbett Wilson made the first crossing of the Irish Sea ...
Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes  

(b. 7 August 1950),diplomat, political commentator, and Republican presidential and U.S. Senate candidate. Alan Keyes was born in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Long Island, New York. His father ...
Alexander Meigs Haig

Alexander Meigs Haig  

(b Philadelphia, 2 Dec. 1924; d Baltimore, 20 Feb. 2010)US; General US army 1973–9, Supreme Allied Commander Europe 1974–9, White House Chief of Staff 1973–4, Secretary of State 1981–2 Haig was ...
Americans With Disabilities Act

Americans With Disabilities Act  

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) brought civil rights protections enjoyed by other minority groups to people with disabilities. An earlier law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, had made it ...
Anthony M. Kennedy

Anthony M. Kennedy  

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Associate Justice, 1988–• Born: July 23, 1936, Sacramento, Calif.• Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1958; London School of Economics, 1957–58; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961• Previous ...
anticommunism

anticommunism  

Communism aims for a situation in which every individual will be free to fulfil his or her potential, and to live on an equal footing with everyone else. But its ...
Antinuclear Protest Movements.

Antinuclear Protest Movements.  

After the U.S. government's atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, a recognition of the dangers that nuclear war posed to human survival sparked the development of an ...
Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia  

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Associate Justice, 1986–• Born: Mar. 11, 1936, Trenton, N.J.• Education: Georgetown University, B.A., 1957; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1960• Previous government service: general counsel, White House ...
Appointment and Removal Power

Appointment and Removal Power  

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The Constitution of the United States contains two references to the appointment and removal power. Article II, section 2 provides that the president, “by and with the advice and consent ...
arms control

arms control  

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N. international disarmament or arms limitation, especially by mutual consent.
arms race

arms race  

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A competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons, especially between the U.S. and the former USSR during the Cold War.
arms transfer

arms transfer  

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The transfer of weapons, ammunition, and other military goods from one entity to another (usually between governments), either with or without payment or other reimbursement.
Assassination

Assassination  

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The premeditated murder of a political figure for reasons associated with the victim's prominence, political perspective, or some combination of both is known as assassination. As a formal means of ...
Atlacatl Battalion

Atlacatl Battalion  

The first Salvadoran unit trained by the U. S. Army's Special Forces advisors early in 1981, a counter-insurgency group deployed on search-and-destroy missions, a key element in President Ronald ...
Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary  

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The ‘Dual Monarchy’, established by the Austrian emperor Francis Joseph after Austria's defeat by Prussia in 1866 in which Austria and Hungary became autonomous states under a common sovereign. The ...
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization  

A Department of Defense organization in charge of the Ballistic Missile Defense Program and established to implement the missile defense program set forth in the Bottom-Up Review. It traces its ...
Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater  

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(1909–1998), U.S. Senator, Republican presidential candidate.Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Goldwater attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia and the University of Arizona before entering the ...
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton  

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(1946– )US politician, 42nd President of the USA (1993–2001). A Democrat, he was elected on a programme of reducing the federal deficit by cutting military spending and reforming taxation, while ...
Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh  

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(b. Terre Haute, Indiana, 22 Jan. 1928)US; US Senator 1963–81 Educated at the University of Purdue, Indiana State College, and the University of Indiana, Bayh spent time as a farmer and a lawyer ...

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