Fidel Castro From the outset of his presidency, Kennedy yearned for Castro to be removed from power. JFK subscribed to the Domino Theory, which argued that if a country fell to communism, its neighbors would follow. And, Castro capitulated to the whims of his communist ally, Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of Russia. During the 1950s, the […]

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In Saving Jackie K, JFK’s Vice President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, laments the Commander-in-Chief’s missteps regarding the communist island nation of Cuba. But no one can debate Kennedy’s success in thwarting the volatile Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. On October 14, 1962, a US Air Force U-2 plane flying a reconnaissance mission over the Caribbean photographed […]

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On April 21, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald engages in a debate on WDSU radio with an anti-Communist council member, and a Cuban refugee. Fair Play for Cuba – Oswald’s Lies At the start, the moderators introduce their guests, and give an overview of Oswald and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. Bill Stuckey outlines its […]

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Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy imposed travel restrictions on February 8, 1963, and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations were issued on July 8, 1963. The sanctions came under the Trading with the Enemy Act in response to Fidel Castro’s Cubans hosting Soviet nuclear weapons. Under these restrictions, Cuban assets in the U.S. were frozen […]

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51 years ago today, the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba was launched under the unofficial authority of President Kennedy. From the outset of his presidency, Kennedy yearned for Castro to be removed from power. JFK subscribed to the Domino Theory, which argued that if a country fell to communism, its neighbors would follow. […]

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The USS Enterprise, an aircraft carrier deployed in JFK’s Cuban Missile Crisis, has set sail on its final voyage. First nuclear-powered aircraft career; The longest and oldest aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet; Patrolled Cuban waters during Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962; Made its film debut in the film “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise; Left […]

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Fifty years ago, on February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy formally expanded the harsh regime of commercial and financial sanctions against Cuba that have continued to the present day. According to his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, JFK asked him to purchase 1,000 Cuban cigars for his future use before the extended embargo was to […]

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