Foreign Relations: A Fishing Tale

If U.S. words could scare Nikita Khrushchev out of Cuba, his technicians would be homebound from Havana right now. After four hours of debate, in which U.S. Representatives unleashed all their anger at the Soviet buildup in the Caribbean, the House passed the Senate-approved resolution reaffirming the right of the U.S. to use force—if needed—in the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine. Secretary of State Dean Rusk talked, mainly about Cuba, to some 40 foreign ministers from all over the world as they gathered at the United Nations in New York. Rusk also laid...

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