American Experience

JFK on Policing the World: The Soviet Menace

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 58s

As soon as he took office, Kennedy became increasingly worried about turning the Cold War into a hot one, resulting in nuclear catastrophe. Nikita Khrushchev continued to aid in the spread of communism around the world and Kennedy wanted to show the American public he would not be bullied by the Soviet premier.

Aired: 11/11/13

Rating: NR

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