CIA had spied on Cuba relentlessly and reports and aerial intelligence proved the presence of Soviet missiles in the Cuba. USSR had supplied Cuba with its sophisticated missiles. This was realized by the Kennedy CIA force and the implication on the state defense was that Cuba was a threat to the Americans. Kennedy was not short of options and he declared a naval attack on any vessel or air access vessel to Cuba. This sealed off the Cuban peninsula from the world isolating it from the USSR which was its main ally.
The USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev was embittered and after evaluating the possibility of loosing face on the Cuban crisis agreed to Kennedy’s strategic instructions that the Soviet weapons be removed from the Cuban Island immediately. He agreed to the terms and made peace with the Americans. This was a great foreign policy achievement for John Kennedy. He was viewed as a very powerful American president and a stalwart of American safety policies. He became a darling of many Americans. Alliance for progress in Latin America
If Kennedy was less aggressive on the Latin America communism escalation it would have led to collapse of democracy in the American continent. The pockets of Communist revolutions and governments in the Latin were worrisome and Kennedy was developing cold feet. He wanted solution to the problem and advocacy for democratic political outlook of the continent rather than a communist Latin. His preaching of peace as an initiative culminated to his mercy actions which saw America send supplies to troubled nations in the Latin America.
This was an insignia of his word that there was no use of war and revolution to achieve greater stability and respect for human rights. Kennedy was not content with the Soviet escalation in the American circles. With its policies hurting American politics and dividing the military he found it fit to up defense and increase advisory committees on the matter. The alliance for progress was the onset of pacifying the Soviet crisis and the American military strategic positions around the world.
America had already become so powerful through the communism counter measures around the world that, it was able to rouse pocket rebellions and overthrow communist regimes anytime. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic made the tension go low and Kennedy began to strategically stem out the communist levels in Latin through the alliance for progress. The MERCY Corps came in to being. They spread the doctrines of development and gave help to the unfortunate in the Latin. There were greater gains to the American administration in terms of image and socio-economic relations with the Latin America.
The America agricultural doctrines, business policies and trends plus a lot of socio economic policies and activities were introduced in the Latin. The soviet Vietnam escalation and the Kennedy aggression Kennedy was laden with responsibility over the infiltration of communist power in the South East Asia. USSR made Vietnam the base of communism and stoked a cold war perpetration effect. The Americans were deterred and there was no choice but retaliation. The Soviet was supplying the Vietnamese with its army supplies and all sorts of military hardware.
This was global position for war and USSR was merely at war with the United States through the Vietcong. The American position on Vietnam was that the nation had no choice but the abandon its communist policies and stop it’s diplomatically weirdo positioning of its military. The Vietnam government was not careful to evaluate the American threat’s magnitude. Relying on the Soviet intelligence and the Soviet military hardware, it found its army combatants very qualified to agrees and repulse Americans. Kennedy’s actions were terse and very strategic.
He sought after implementing the most concise and effective solution to the Vietnamese crisis. He consulted and adversely made his position known well within congress and senate that communism in South East Asia was not good for the American people. In 963 he had a substantial infantry force in the Vietnam and was poised to oust the Communist leader Ngo Dinh Diem. The Vietnamese generals did this for Kennedy. Kennedy had feared that Ngo would include communists in his government and hurt the face of democracy in South East Asia. Kennedy’s position on Vietnam is viewed as more aggressive and peculiar.
However it was strategic and a very sober action: He had reservations for the Russians who were checking in on any global position so as to impose communist policies and become the military-economic powers. Vietnam would have become a hub of communism even after the exit of Ho-Ch-Minh. The Vietnam crisis was a bloody thing but Kennedy assailed it and proved the Russian escalation more of priority in his governance issue than the political aspect of American issues. In the history of American presidency, the Kennedy presidency held very profound responsibility on foreign policy especially on the USSR.
There was pacification of the nuclear weapons making but Kennedy continued to up American defense. He had insight and charisma. His view was that Russia was conniving and was strategically positioning itself on any global front to provoke the Americans. The insight on Cuba and the Bay of Pigs invasion John Kennedy’s political and foreign policy problems hit a high on this point. The Cuban problem was viewed with much more ado than Eisenhower and cabinet had viewed it. Kennedy wanted to pre-empt Cuba of Fidel Castro at the earliest convenience.
He was briefed by Central Intelligence Agency of the revolutionary force of Cuban exiles who were trained by the CIA to oust Fidel Castro. These men were to take control of Cuba and take over Cuba leadership through a rebellion at a time when Cuba was viewing Castro with a lot of skepticism. Kennedy’s haste was an expensive venture. He ignored consultations with the state department and gave orders for the invasion of the Bay of Pigs. The invasion describes the abrasiveness of the leader and his desperacy to put the position of his policies right in place.
The Cuban forces were not ready for such an attack, but due to lack of support and the relevant support for the air force and the navy the force of the commandos’ was intercepted and the rebellion was thwarted. The invading force was ruthlessly killed and their numbers were merely trivial to counter the Cuban army. The problem lay within the Kennedy’s ignorance. He hardly consulted with the relevant arms of his defense and the invasion was so weak that when the commandos’ were landing the Cuban army just pounced on them killing every one and taking hostage the other rebels within Cuba who were participating in the invasion.
This was a set back to the Kennedy administration and portrayed him as a very militarized leader who had no respect for democracies on the political front. This was a very embarrassing episode. Kennedy accepted responsibility over the invasion and suffered humiliation. This marked the sudden toning down of his military option I context. He opted hard-line stances and a very strong defense to be the bargaining chip in his hard-line stances on the Communist problem.
The Bay of Pigs saw him negotiate with the same ruler he was trying to depose. He was seeking safe exit of the arrested commandos’ who were in the operation. The Cuban authorities played hard and at the end Kennedy had to agree to their terms. They wanted food and medicine in huge consignments in return for the prisoners. This was a high price to pay for such ignorance but Kennedy had no choice. Suffering humiliation and defeat on such a sensitive crisis, he assailed the problem and secured the release of the prisoners.