CUBA: Khrushchev's Protectorate

Nikita Khrushchev last week claimed Cuba as his to protect from a hostile U.S.

Appearing on only 15 minutes' notice before a convention of schoolteachers in the Kremlin, Khrushchev climbed the rostrum to deliver a televised and broadcast warning to the U.S. to keep hands off Cuba—an ultimatum Castro has been asking him to issue. Soviet rocket tests in the Pacific, said Khrushchev, proved that Russia could accurately hit the U.S. interior. He blustered on: "Now the U.S. is not so unreachable as it once was. Speaking concretely, Soviet artillerymen can support...

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