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HONR 199-3, March 28 - April 1 Notes

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Date Created: 04/06/16
Notes Taken March 28 th Extra Credit - April 12: Meyer Lecture 7:30 pm TC 120 April 13 : Class at Schwatz Digital Complex, Bracken Library (Guest Lecture) June 1948 – Stalin takes Red Army and blocks entry into west Berlin by blockade (fuel, food, coal, clothing) Options: 1. Withdraw into West Germany 2. Resist “run the blockade” (Russians outnumber Americans 62-1) 3. Airlift: fuel, food, coal, clothing Part of agreement, we had a certain amount of airspace from West Germany to west Berlin General Lucius Clay in charge of West Berlin William Tuner supervised airlift Blockade in West Germany -> refugees almost always bought a round-trip ticket 1948 – 58 2 million refugees Ike invites K to United States, and he drops the ultimatum Notes Taken March 30 th Politburo: elected 8-12 members who run Soviet Union -> elect general secretary when Stalin was in power -> first secretary had all the power July, 1961 -> 50,000 Germans out of Germany August, 1961 – Berlin wall goes up Kennedy and Cuba: 1. Ike’s 2 plants a. Maheu b. Allen Dulles: anti-Castro exiles in Guatemala 2. Kennedy’s meeting with Allen Dulles 3. The Bay of Pigs April, 1961 4. Khrushchev’s response was to sneak missiles into Cuba 5. Cuban Missile Crisis October, 1962 a. Invade b. Attack the missile sites c. Quarantine/blockade Guns of August about the outbreak of WW1 in Europe in 1914 Kennedy wants to depose Fidel Castro – operation Mongoose -> CIA and organized Crime Khrushchev’s aim in getting missiles to Cuba -> wanted United States to take troops out of Berlin in exchange for getting missiles out of Cuba April 1t Chapter 16 JFK turns to RFK for operation Mongoose Viet Cong – communist South Vietnam – being supplied by the north Andrew Goodpaster – Ike’s personal advisor Summer of 1961 – Kennedy committed 16,000 troops to Vietnam (not supposed to fight) Diem wants to control Vietnam – But, he wasn’t re-elected, so Kennedy supporters wanted to blame Johnson and Nixon (interview was ambiguous though) Lansdale – counter insurgency – he was trying to devise methods of fighting Vietnamese (you didn’t know who the enemy was because no one wore uniform) Kennedy’s personal enemies: 1. Organized Crime (Kennedy used them to oppose Castro while sending them to prison) 2. Castro 3. Anti-Castro Cuban (Kennedy didn’t come to their assistance) 4. Elements of the CIA (they were fired from the CIA) 5. Supporters of Diem


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