Another reason why America was aggressive is because for example, when there was a meeting on what action the US should take against Cuba and USSR, three out of the four proposals were ones that could probably cause another war. One of the proposals was to destroy the Soviet missiles in Cuba by an airstrike, which is a very intense act. Furthermore, another reason why I agree with Cuba’s point of view, is because America was unfair with its ‘regulations’ with Cuba. Castro was not allowed to keep Soviet missiles in his land, because Kennedy stated that it was a threat to the security of the US. While on the other hand, the US had all the nuclear power to fire at Cuba at any time without any conditions.
JFK and the CIA didn 't need to try to assassinate Fidel Castro and fail 682 times. They just needed to talk it out like adults, and say if you take them out of Cuba we take them out of Turkey. That 's what happened when JFK started getting nervous and talked to Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. That 's how the Cuban missile crisis ended with only 1 death. The Cuban missile crisis was a peaceful ending.
For example, Booth gives evidence that Atzerodt was involved in the conspiracies when he wrote in his diary, “for six months we had worked to capture, but our cause being lost, something decisive and great must be done. But its failure was owing to others, who did not strike their country with a heart.”(Booth 1) The excerpt from the diary gives proof that Booth and his conspirators, including Atzerodt, planned to kidnap Lincoln, but the fact that the Southern cause was being lost due to his presidency influenced all the conspirators to put an end to their believed tyranny through the assassination plot. Nevertheless, Atzerodt was forced to be involved in the assassination conspiracy by Booth. According to the novel Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, “Booth then threatened Atzerodt, implying that he might as well kill Johnson, because if he didn’t, Booth would accuse him anyway and get him hanged.”(Swanson 27) This shows that Atzerodt did not want to be involved in the assassination plot and was not as supportive of the plot as the other conspirators in their plan to overthrow the government. Atzerodt was threatened by Booth that he would be captured anyways if he did not carry out the mission since it would make him
If the policy of containment was purely humanitarian, it would be expected that the actions of all US agencies would follow this ethos. However, this is not the case. Perhaps the best example of this would be the CIA’s assistance in a royalist coup in Iran resulting in the expulsion of its then Prime Minister. The coup was primarily organized in reaction to the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry as well as fear of Iran joining the Soviet Bloc. This is a clear example of the dubious nature of facets of the containment policy, after all, there is a strong argument that the coup was arranged in order to secure American access to resources as opposed to halt the advance of communist ideology.
The Red Scare quickly spread across the States as American people feared that communism would take over their country one day. The era had significant impacts on American society during the early stage of the Cold War. Shortly after the beginning of the Red Scare, a phenomenon which is known as McCarthyism appeared and shaped American politics. The anti-communist movement reached its peak in February 1950, when Senator Joseph McCarthy capitalised the fear by claiming he had a list of more than 200 communists working inside the American government. Although McCarthy never proved his proclaims by any credible evidence, the event resulted in large-scale of investigation towards communists and communist sympathiser within the US government which was led to massive amount of resignations.
In January of 1959, Fidel Castro came to power. The United States’ attempted to overthrow Castro with the Bay of Pigs Invasion, a CIA operation to overthrow Fidel Castro by landing 1200 disgruntled Cuban exiles in the Bay of Pigs. The attempt fails miserably and is a huge embarrassment for Kennedy, who then vows to bring down Castro. After the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, Castro looked to the Soviet Union for protection. According to document D in 1962 “The soviets began shipping 40,000 troops, 60 missiles and 158 nuclear warheads to communist Cuba.” However, U.S spy planes soon identified evidence of the nuclear missile sites being rapidly installed in Cuba.
(Townsend 11.) One of the most suspicious things Charles Lindbergh did was that he refused the two agents that president Hoover sent to him, which would 've given him his best bet to finding his son and finding out as much as they could have about what had happened to Charles Lindbergh Jr
However, Fidel Castro’s ideology during his rise to power was being primarily nationalist , with a turn towards communism by the end of the Cuban revolution. Castro said that he wanted to elevate the standards of the Cuban people and this is what he did and why people joined him. Fidel Castro’s rise to power began on the 26th July of 1953, also known as the ‘July movement’ where Castro along with other rebels tried to "capture the Moncada army barracks in downtown Santiago de Cuba.”. Its aim was to take over this military site but this attempt failed. This event can be regarded as being a failure but it is an important factor in Fidel Castro’s rise to power as it led Castro and other rebels to face trials, trials in which Fidel Castro was sentenced to 15 years of prison.
Second, the Nazi Generals had very bad information on the weather. Many of the Generals and soldiers actually weren't at there post when the invasion began. Most of them were out playing foolish war games because the Nazi meteorologist told the Generals the weather would be too bad for an invasion until mid-June. Because of those two meteorologists that made two different suggestions the Allied Forces came away with the win on D-Day (Bastasch). Everyone knows that the D-Day victory allowed the Allied Forces to finally begin taking back France and gave us a stronghold to begin the long battles fighting
After the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the citizens of the United States went into a frenzy. Feeling betrayed by their government, the citizens rallied until the American troops were brought home from Vietnam. (Source D) This is a good example of when the US should not get involved in foreign affairs. This is because, during the Vietnam war, the Red Scare was making people worried about communism taking over and destroying the world. This craze resulted in the rash decision by political leaders to intervene in Vietnam.
This is how America during the Cold War era overthrew Iran. “All knew they had changed the course of Iranian history (128).” This was not really a success because we invaded their territory because the British told America that Mossadegh was a communist and was not really clear as to why they needed American help. During the Invasion era, Reagan was awakened up early morning to hear devastating news, a Marine camp was blown up by a suicide bomber in Lebanon. Days before, Reagan approved of entering, but he could back out if he wanted. This event “intensified the desire of many Americans for some kind of revenge (223),” Americans wanted to show how strong our nation had become and wanted to prove
Though a great charismatic leader, one operation puts a blemish on JFK’s report card. This operation was The Bay of Pigs Invasion in which JFK authorized a militia to enter Cuba and attempt a coup d 'état to overthrow Fidel Castro. The communist rule in Cuba knew well in advance of the CIA’s plan, making the attack a complete failure. Inside the museum sits a large portion of what was the Berlin Wall. Although the wall fell in 1989, its construction during Kennedy’s presidency in 1961 nearly started war.
They didn’t like him being honest to the public and they didn’t want him putting “classified information” that we should be able to know. The government wants everything to be a secret. So in saying that, one of the first organizations that wanted him dead is the CIA. Since many think that Oswald was an one man army, he actually had many ties to the CIA themselves. When Oswald was in New Orleans, he had been in contact with Guy Banister that has definite ties with the CIA and the FBI.
The Rise of the United States most secretive and covert intelligence unit, had a large failure preceding its need. What had also preceded this failure was a larger problem where American Hostages were taken during the Iranian uprising which ended up overrunning the American Embassy leading to the hostages being taken. This ushered in the newly created Special Forces Operations Detachment Delta, (SFOD-D) which was based of the world’s premier Special Forces unit the British Special Air Service (SAS). What occurred during Operation Eagle Claw, was a critical failure of intelligence support and logistical support to better allow for the hostages to be retrieved as well as the operators surviving. What was not received by the SFOD-D teams that
The Tet Offensive exposed how weak and unprepared the American forces in Vietnam were, as the attack completely tore apart any hope of a victory against the Communists. On March 25, 1968, two months after Tet, a Harris poll showed that 60 percent of Americans regarded the Tet Offensive as a defeat for U.S. objectives in Vietnam (North). Already, Americans knew that the war was not going to be won so the efforts in trying to continue the war were greatly opposed. Over half the Americans at the time believed that the Tet Offensive was a defeat even though many politicians argued that it was a victory for the United States. The public had no hope in the government and victory in the war after the attack.