I have felt this before, during World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis, to name two particularly precarious chapters in American and global history. In both cases there was a chance that outside forces would exterminate, quite literally, our nation and its ideals. 3/
JFK’s classic letter to his mother six days after Cuban Missile Crisis, which ended today 1962:
After days of negotiations, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove the missiles from Cuba, and President Kennedy releases this statement, effectively ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. 📄 RFK's copy of the statement:
"In these difficult days in the life of our country...there is one thing that we all can do. And that is to demonstrate our faith in democracy and our strong belief in freedom….I hope every American will vote.” —President Kennedy, after Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is that JFK saved us from nuclear war by exhibiting what might be called "strategic patience"
Reports tonight that Russia is trying to tighten its grip on Venezuela. Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 have we had such an enemy presence in our own hemisphere. This CANNOT and will not be allowed. #Putin and #Maduro , you’re both on notice. #TrishRegan