Foreign Relations: Up to the Others

Everywhere that President Kennedy turned, Cuba kept popping up. At his press conference, six of the 21 questions were about Cuba. Reporters learned little from his answers.

Did the President have accurate information about how many Soviet troops have been removed from Cuba so far? No. Had the Russians offered the U.S. any way of verifying the troop pullout? No. Was Kennedy satisfied with the rate of the Soviet withdrawal? No. What about charges that the Administration knew about the Soviet missile buildup in Cuba several days before finally taking action last October?...

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