How Did Jfk's Involvement In The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Yugoslavia had always occupied a special place in history being the first of nations to break out from the strongholds of the Soviet Union. Yugoslavia’s status as most-favored-nation was as a result of various factors which included the charisma and brilliance of President Tito. However, Yugoslavia was a critical component in the US foreign policy due to the cold war that had gripped global politics after the World War II. Yugoslavia had already taken a stance against the Soviet Union by claiming its independence and autonomy. While the nation embraced socialist policies, Yugoslavia was also averse to the idea of being under the control of the Soviet Union. Such a position served to endear effectively it to the Western nations who were looking for an edge over the Soviet Union (Grozev, 2002).
As such, even before Kennedy became the president of the US, he had cultivated critical relations with Yugoslavia. It is documented that President Tito had arranged an elaborate reception for Kennedy when still a Senator in the US. He was treated like a top national dignitary and had at his disposal the trappings of power that foreign ministers
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The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 (Dobson and Marsh, 2002) is testament to the resolve that JFK had in relation to crisis management in the cold war era. JFK was consistently reliant on the pursuit of policies based on the virtues of scientific management and logic more than pure emotionalism and ideology. He surrounded himself with a core team composed of scholars and strategists who had been schooled in some of the best universities the nation had to offer. These leaders were also very loyal to the Democratic Party. For this reason, the foreign policy flowing out of the Kennedy administration was particularly based upon sound logic and cold facts (Siracusa,
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