JFK’s nuclear dilemma over China and India – Anand Giridharadas

From The International Herald Tribune:

In an echo of the contemporary American strategy to contain China by augmenting ’s global stature, the Kennedy administration in 1963 pondered the feasibility of a nuclear strike against China if it attacked for a second time, according to newly declassified audio recordings of White House deliberations.

Over the crackle of the decades-old tapes, President John F. Kennedy and his advisers can be heard debating whether and how to prevent India from becoming, in the parlance of the day, another domino to fall under Communism.



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