Thirteen Days Quotes by Robert F. Kennedy
JFK on the Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962 - Today in History - 22 Oct 16
John F. Kennedy
The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war. The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are--but it is the one most consistent with our character and courage as a nation and our commitments around the world. The cost of freedom is always high--and Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender or submission. Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right- -not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere, and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved. Wikipedia has an article about: Cuban Missile Crisis.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is one of the most well-known politicians in modern history. As the 35th President of the United States of America, Kennedy was instrumental in bringing the country out of the stagnation it found itself in following the Second World War. His economic reforms, strong support of civil rights, and commitment to space exploration programmes saw him gain rapid popularity in the country. From the failed attempt to overthrow Castro's regime in Cuba to supporting the Western Bloc in Berlin to the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis without armed conflict, JFK was at the heart of several key historical events during his tenure as the US President. Born on May 29, into one of America's wealthiest families, Kennedy made history on January 20, as the youngest person to ever be sworn in as President of the US. His time in the nation's highest office was, however, cut-short.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis, the Caribbean Crisis , or the Missile Scare, was a day (October 16–28, ) Quotes President John F. Kennedy, " Year In Review: Cuban Missile Crisis". United .
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See comments. Historians say the world has never been closer to nuclear conflict than it was during the Cuban missile crisis. So close, in fact, that then-U. President John F. Kennedy actually drafted a speech announcing military strikes against Soviet installations in Cuba -- a move that could have triggered World War III.