THE AMERICAS: Flocking Together

Just when everything seems to be going his way, Nikita Khrushchev has a habit of overreaching himself. Now he has obliged over Cuba. Until he brandished his rockets and mouthed his threats, the quarrel between the U.S. and Cuba met with a disquieting passivity in Latin America. Though governments might know better, their people generally side with Castro. Then Khrushchev proclaimed that any attack on Cuba would bring instant retaliation against the U.S. by Soviet intercontinental missiles. The Monroe Doc trine, he said, is dead, and should be buried "so that it...

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