Tag Archive for Tim Naftali

How JFK stood up to the military-industrial complex

Politico has a timely look back at how JFK fended off militaristic pressure. More proof that JFK was a rhetorical hawk and practical dove.

“The B-70 fight was unquestionably one of Kennedy’s finest hours,” says Brookings senior fellow and military affairs expert Michael O’Hanlon.

Source: JFK’s Forgotten Constitutional Crisis – POLITICO Magazine

Historian Tim Naftali depicts a cunning and cagey JFK

Tim Naftali is the former head of the Nixon library, a historian of U.S. intelligence and a chronicler of the Cuban Missile Crisis. So I follow him closely.

Kennedy was “far more interesting intellectually and far less appealing personally” than his family and friends wanted the world to know, Naftali told the Guardian. “And that’s fine.”

Source: JFK: declassified documents reveal a cunning and cagey president | US news | The Guardian