The Cuban Missile Crisis : Focus On J F Kennedy And His Foreign Policies

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The Cuban Missile Crisis: Focus on J F Kennedy and His Foreign Policies The Cuban Missile Crisis that occurred in 1962 was a serious confrontation between the United States of America and the Soviet Union (Len, 3). This crisis was going to mark the climax of the Cold War as the Soviet Union deployed the use of nuclear missiles to protect further attack on Cuba by the US. The president of the United States of America, John Kennedy, strongly opposed the launching of missiles in Cuba, and tried all means possible to stop its progress. While some of his advisors suggested war against Soviet Union, John Kennedy chose to go the diplomatic way in establishing negotiations with Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader. The focus of this paper is to examine the roles played by the personality and actions of the US President during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and to show how this event influenced the foreign policies in America through J.F Kennedy.
The actions of the United States of America during Cuban Missile Crisis depended on the personality of the President, John Kennedy. The Cuban Missile Crisis episodes depict John F. Kennedy as a flexible and diplomatic leader who wants peace for all nations. President J. F Kennedy became a leader during the era of nuclear war. He believed that no nation could confidently win a nuclear war. According to Kennedy, the main cause of war and civil strife in the 20th century was Miscalculations. He, therefore, with the counsel of his Intelligence…

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