The Americas: The Orphan Policy

Who runs U.S. policy on Latin America, and who in particular is responsible for Cuba? For three weeks the Senate Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Latin America, headed by Oregon's Wayne Morse, has been working on the answer to that question. One after another, the Kennedy Administration's top officials—Secretary of State Rusk, CIA Director Allen Dulles, Latin America Task Force Chief Adolf A. Berle—have marched up Capitol Hill to give their answers. The hearings are closed, but enough testimony has leaked out to prove President Kennedy's wry comment. "Victory has 100 fathers, and defeat is an orphan." Everyone, it seems,...

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