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JFK could help prevent nuclear war. Can Trump?

Gulf News
October 22, 2017
By Joe Scarborough

Fifty-five years ago, on October 20, the then president of the United States, John F. Kennedy (JFK), was navigating the treacherous tides of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Day Four found the young president meeting his joint chiefs and the then defence secretary Robert McNamara to weigh military options against Cuba over the deployment of Soviet nuclear weapons there. Kennedy quickly concluded that any attack against the Soviet ally would paint the US as “trigger happy” in the eyes of our allies and invite a Russian counter-attack, striking West Berlin.
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