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Early Foreign Policy Challenges

  • Michelle A. Ulyatt
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Abstract

Ulyatt discusses the early foreign policy errors that the Kennedy administration made, identifying how the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs damaged the president’s reputation and drove Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, into an alliance with the Soviet Union. The chapter details how Sorensen influenced the revised foreign policy structures that President Kennedy adopted after the Bay of Pigs and examines the impact that this had during subsequent foreign policy crises. In doing so, the chapter examines President Kennedy’s early approaches on Berlin, Vietnam and relations with the Soviet Union, highlighting Theodore Sorensen’s growing role in shaping the administration’s foreign policy decision-making.

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  • Michelle A. Ulyatt
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  1. 1.KentUK

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