Kennedy and Johnson: Berlin, Cuba, Vietnam
In 1961, Khrushchev sat down in Vienna with Eisenhower’s freshly selected replacement, a 44-year-old Democrat named John F. Kennedy.
Yet again the Soviet head seemed to be keeping the higher cards. Kennedy was actually smarting from breakdown of a tried intrusion of Cuba to overthrow the Moscow-aligned communist regimen of Fidel Castro.
Khrushchev thought about this a sign of ...Continue Reading → Share