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If the Kennedy could not cope with Castro ninety miles from Key West, Florida, how could he be expected to cope with communism elsewhere in the globe. Cuba became the number one policy issue for the Republicans.--------the initiative clearly lay in the hands of the Republicans and the Cuban exiles. Presidential campaign was underway. Kennedy’s abrupt cancellation of campaign appearances aroused suspicion. Even more precarious was the coincidental absences of important officials from their Saturday night dinner parties. In trying to maintain secrecy and keep the press at bay, when some journalists got wind of rumors Kennedy was known to have said in anger,” this town is a sieve”. The truth is that Operation Mongoose was the skeleton in the closet for the Kennedy brothers. While maintaining an outer mask of denial, Robert F Kennedy himself was the supreme commander of Operation Mongoose. The operation itself was unknown to most of Kennedy’s close advisors and family members. Were it not for certain senate and
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