JFK’s Rejection of the Anti-Russia Animus

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“In June of 1963 — just four months before he was removed from office through assassination — Kennedy went to American University and made a surprise dramatic announcement. He announced that America would no longer be driven by the extreme anti-Russia (or anti-Soviet Union) animus that characterized the Pentagon and the CIA and that was the driving force behind the Cold War. … Pursuant to this new direction, Kennedy ordered a pull-out from Vietnam, an action that the Pentagon and the CIA considered to be a grave threat to national security. He also entered into a nuclear test-ban treaty with the Soviets, a treaty that the national-security establishment also vehemently opposed. … The reaction against Kennedy after his Peace Speech was predictable.” (04/28/22)