CUBA: An End to Forbearance

The U.S. last week junked its policy of "patience and forbearance" toward Fidel Castro's Cuba. Its patience was long since gone; its forbearance no longer seemed productive. Rather than wise restraint, it was beginning to look like mere helplessness and timidity.

Protest. The State Department, in a memorandum to the peace committee of the 21-nation Organization of American States, cited details of Cuba's systematic campaign of "distortions, half-truths and outright falsehoods'' against the U.S. Item: Despite U.S. denials and without producing evidence, Cuba repeatedly blames the U.S. for the March explosion of the ammunition ship La Coubre in Havana harbor,...

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