The Bay of Pigs was an operation the United States endorsed. That was a preventive operation. We were afraid that Castro was going to subvert the hemisphere.
As for Vietnam, what matters is that Kennedy successfully resisted pressure to send anything more than military advisers, a stance that was a likely prelude to complete withdrawal from the conflict. There is solid evidence of his eagerness to end America’s military role in that country’s civil war.
A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you… where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
Presidential aspirants reach for the highest office to satisfy some yearning for greatness or even immortality.
What did in the Soviet Union was the Soviet Union.
Flattery was one of Kissinger’s principal tools in winning over Nixon, and a tool he employed shamelessly.
Success in past U.S. conflicts has not been strictly the result of military leadership but rather the judgment of the president in choosing generals and setting broad strategy.
Political vitriol is a familiar enough characteristic of American history.
It’s always valuable for someone running for president… to have as much bipartisan support as possible.
Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society launched an anti-Communist crusade that won the support of millions of Americans in the 1950s.