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Did President John F. Kennedy Cause the Cuban Missile Crisis?President John F. Kennedy was the causation of the Cuban Missile Crisis. His decision tolaunch the Bay of Pigs mission led Cuba right into Russia’s arms. It was only after the Bay ofPigs that Castro felt that his country was in danger form America, turning to the Soviet Union forprotection and Cuba’s revolution would be a communist one.Historian Robert Weisbrot argues that President Kennedy was only is elected into thissituation, which he is, and that JFK only “acted as a rational leader and was conciliatory towardthe Soviet Union in resolving the Cuban missile crisis” (248).President Kennedy’s failed Bay ofPigs mission and the CIA assassination attempts on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro were the laststraw. However, America’s corporate connection, Eisenhower’s involvement, and Cuban unrest
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