US withdrew ½ of its staff from the embassy in Cuba - Cuba attacking us doesn’t help relations - Obama visited Cuba - First sitting US President to Visit Cuba since: Calvin Coolidge - Cuban Trade Ban and travel restrictions - prohibition on doing business with Cuba’s military and
anything they own and must travel in groups JFK Flexible Response in Cuba JFK Action in Cuba Flexible Response Option Support for Option Alliance For Progress Economic Aid US aids Cuba’s enemies to contain Cuban communism Bay of Pigs Covert Operations CIA trained Cuban exiles to overthrow Fidel Castro Operation Mongoose Covert Operations CIA plots to kill Fidel Castro 180 Warships Quarantine Conventional Weapons US blocks USSR access to Cuba, using ships DEFCON 3 and 2 Nuclear Weapons US increases nuclear readiness Negotiated Settlement Diplomacy US negotiates to end Cuban missile crisis ● Pre-Communist Cuba ○ US gains control of Cuba during Spanish-American War (1902) ○ US places Gen. Fulgencio Batista in control (1943-1959) ○ Fidel Castro leads two revolution attempts, fails in 1953, succeeds in 1959 ● IKE and Cuba ○ US recognizes Cuba in 1959 ○ Castro visits the US and denies communism ○ Soviet and Cuba agree to trade, Soviets get sugar, Cuba gets oil and credit ○ US embargoes Cuban goods ○ Castro seizes $1.5B in US property ○
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- Fidel Castro, United States embargo against Cuba, Cuba – United States relations, Cuban Revolution