CUBA: Calm Down

The President of the U.S. sat down one day last week with Secretary of State Christian Herter and addressed himself to the problem of U.S. response to Fidel Castro's charges of "aggressive acts and conspiratorial activities" by the U.S. Eisenhower's decision—while some Congressmen and critics cried for retaliation —was to remain unprovoked.

Said his even-toned statement: the U.S. will not intervene in Cuba, has "real sympathy" for agrarian reform and other "Cuban ideals." The U.S. will go on objecting to Cuban violations of its own and international law that affect U.S. citizens. Moreover, the U.S. is considering solutions to its difficulties...

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