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  • John F Kennedy
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis demonstrates Advocacy versus Inquiry approaches as discussed in "What You Don't Know About Making Decisions" by David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto. It also displays the Double Approach-Avoidance decisions that we studied in "Conflict" by Dennis Coon. Finally, the steps taken by John F. Kennedy display the steps described by Dennis Coon in his writing "Coping with Conflict". Once President Kennedy learned of the missiles in Cuba he formed a committee, EXCOMM, to discu...
  • Eisenhower And Kennedy
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    F.I.G. JFK's Decision The Bay of Pigs invasion was one of the most controversial political decisions that John F. Kennedy had to make. Unfortunately for him, it took place in his first months as president, so he was not fully aware of certain aspects of Eisenhower's administration. In general the Bay of Pigs, previously known as the "Trinidad Plan" (Bates & Rosenbloom, 48), was a way for the United States to help free the people of communist Cuba from their leader, Fidel Castro. Through many mis...
  • Nation Deal With The Cuban Missile Crisis
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    The closest the world has come to nuclear war was the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. The Soviets had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States. U.S. armed forces were at their highest state of readiness. Soviet field commanders in Cuba were authorized to use tactical nuclear weapons if invaded by the U.S. The fate of millions literally hinged upon the ability of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, to reach a compromi...
  • McNamara's Explanations Of Kennedy And Johnson's Decisions
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    In Robert Mc Namara's book, In Retrospect, McNamara discusses the decisions involving Vietnam under Kennedy and Johnson. McNamara offers an explanation on why he believes both Kennedy and Johnson decided to expand the war in Vietnam. When Kennedy was elected to office in 1960 he continued the anti-Communist policies of his predecessor, Eisenhower. Kennedy followed Eisenhower's example of "containing" the Communists. McNamara feels that Eisenhower deeply affected Kennedy's approach to Southeast A...
  • Kennedy's Presidency
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    Many Americans fell in love with President John Kennedy throughout his presidency. He was handsome, charming, and intelligent, and the media glamorized his life. When he moved into the White House his life and family seemed ideal. Kennedy became an important symbol to America in a time of change and crisis. As event after event occurred, Kennedy began to appear to be a great American leader with many charismatic qualities; he was able to appear strong and in control even during the some of the m...

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