China invades India (1962): JFK’s finest hour

…..on October 22, President John F. Kennedy announced to the nation that Soviet missiles had been discovered in Cuba….. What the president did not discuss with the American public was that, two days prior, Chinese forces attacked Indian forces along a disputed Himalayan border between the countries.

Bruce Riedel from the Brookings Institute discusses newly-declassified evidence that Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru asked President Kennedy to use American air power.

2 thoughts on “China invades India (1962): JFK’s finest hour

  1. […] China invades India (1962): JFK’s finest hour […]

  2. CF says:

    Music is so loud compared to the commentary that it is just too hard. Shame that the content was not worthy without the overture.

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