The Cuban Missile Crisis

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What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Kennedy doctrine in reference to the Cuban Missile Crisis?

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To the extent that there is any such thing as a Kennedy doctrine, it is generally described as a commitment to containing communism and preventing its spread.  This was, of course, the major thrust of American foreign policy before and after Kennedy.  However, it was enunciated quite well in Kennedy’s pledge to “pay any price” and “bear any burden” that might be...

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