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This publication is concise, effortless -to-use consultant to the members, peoples, events, pursuits, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the background of the U.S..

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Only about a quarter of its missions concerned intelligence gathering or military activities in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos. Air Force On 1 August 1907, the Air Force originated as the Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps, with a strength of one officer and two enlisted men. It became the Aviation Service and included 65 officers (35 pilots) and 55 planes when the US entered WORLD WAR I. Renamed the Army Air Corps in June 1941, it grew from 10,329 planes (including 2,846 combat aircraft) in December 1941 to 79,908 planes (including 43,248 combat aircraft) in WORLD WAR II, when its strength peaked at 2,411,294 personnel in 1944.

Alien Property Custodian scandal The Alien Property Custodian's office was caretaker for enemy-owned businesses under the TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT and had responsibility for transferring them to private ownership after WORLD WAR I. In 1921 the custodian took a $274,000 bribe to transfer the American Metal Co. to Richard Merton and associates, and shared $50,000 with Attorney General Harry DAUGHERTY. The episode became one of the worst scandals tarnishing Warren HARDING's administration. Alien Registration Act (1940) see SMITH ACT Allen, Ethan (b.

He was secretary of state during the KOREAN WAR. He became foreign policy advisor to John F. KENNEDY and Lyndon JOHNSON, and was influential in persuading Johnson to seek a negotiated settlement for ending the VIETNAM WAR. ACLU see AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION ACTION This independent federal agency was established on 1 July 1971 to administer the PEACE CORPS, VISTA, Retired Senior Volunteers, Foster Grandparent Program, Active Corps of Executives, and SCORE. ) By 1974 it included the ACTION Cooperative Volunteers program, which helped finance one-year volunteer projects with matching funds to community groups, and the Senior Companion Program, which paid retirees to assist needy adults.

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