A little history about Kennedy and Cuba: Fulgencio Batista was the despised dictator of Cuba. The U.S. supported him. A coup was led by Castro and the hated leader was deposed. Castro choose to lean the Communist way and the Soviet Union realized that a Communist state in the this hemisphere would be an advantage to them. Kennedy also realize this so he backed the Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba by a group of Cuban expatriates. It failed. Through a common "girl friend" Kennedy encouraged Sam Giancana, the Chicago mobster to have Castro assassinated by Mafia members still in Havana. The Soviet Union made a commitment to arm Cuba against an invasion by the U.S. Missals with possible nuclear warheads were placed in Cuba. This brought on the crisis. Much was made of the crisis in both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Behind the scenes a solution was being worked out which would both save face for Kennedy and Khrushchev. The U.S. would agree not to invade Cuba and to remove missals, after a period of time, from Turkey which were threatening the U.S.S.R. The U.S.S.R. would agree to remove missals from Cuba as long as the U.S. did not threaten Cuba. The agree was reached. Kennedy was hailed in the U.S. as the man who saved us from a nuclear war and we loved him for it. In the U.S.S.R. Khrushchev was hailed as the man who saved Communist Cuba. Neither leader wanted war and we never came close to it.JFK gave America hope ! He was a great man and did many wonderful things during his time in office . He submitted the Civil Rights Act just before his death , he had also planned on pulling troops from Vietnam and he helped us to not have a nuclear war with Russia . I think the United States would be a much better place to live if he had gotten to finish what he started .
To this day Cuba remains a Communist Country and never has Russia sought to use military might to make sure of that.