The United States, Cuba, and Castro: An Essay on the Dynamics of Revolution and the Dissolution of Empire

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The events which occurred after the completion of this manuscript in September, 1962, and particularly those beginning with President Kennedy's speech of October 22nd announcing a blockade of shipping to Cuba, serve only to emphasize and dramatize the central line of argument advanced in the body of this essay.

There would be no missiles of any description or range in Cuba if the actions of the United States toward Cuba since 1898 had followed and honored its professions and promises.

As was pointed out in the closing passages of the essay as completed in September, the United States faced at that time a fateful choice. It could change its policy or risk being confronted in Cuba with a situation comparable with the one posed for the Soviet Union by American power in such countries as Turkey, Formosa, and Okinawa.

The Kennedy administration did not change its policy. It did not respond to Cuban overtures for negotiation. It did not relax its economic, political, and military pressure on Cuba. It did not stop the provocative and harrassing actions of anti- Castro exiles in the United States. It did not, in short, honor either its own neutrality laws or its obligations under international treaties.

Furthermore, the Kennedy administration did not initiate quiet, serious discussions with the Soviet Union designed to reach an accomodation whereby an American agreement to tolerate the Cuban Revolution would be matched by a Russian commitment to halt its military aid to the Castro Government. And, in what was perhaps the act that revealed most about its own character, the Kennedy administration did not go to the American public with a candid review of American respon-

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