The Real Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Real Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis

“When I saw the rockets being fired at Mario’s house, I swore to myself that the Americans would pay dearly for what they are doing. When this war is over a much wider and bigger war will begin for me: The war that I am going to wage against them. I know...
More Lucky than Brilliant

More Lucky than Brilliant

If you were born before 1950, you probably remember what happened in October 1962. If you were born after that fateful month, you’re lucky. Exactly half a century ago, the United States and the Soviet Union reached the brink of a deadly nuclear showdown during...

Brian Latell’s Well-Known “Fidel” Secrets

For 53 years, U.S. officials and Miami exiles have tried to assassinate Fidel Castro 638 times. They’ve tried to overthrow his revolutionary government. And they blamed him for numerous sins. The exiles and government officials who upbraid him have yet to thank...

The Politics of Simulopting

Does Washington possess a consistent set of foreign policy principles? Presidents make war – without having Congress declare it as per the Constitution – and re-assure the public that they have chosen military interventions based on moral values. The...

Round-The-Clock Voting

The American electorate spoke out in no uncertain terms, saying that they do not want permanent war. Nor will they accept the Bush administration’s mantra of terrorism that has cavalierly torn at the very fabric of the Bill of Rights and the rule of law. But...