ISBN 9789351777885,JFK's Forgotten Crisis

JFK's Forgotten Crisis


Bruce Riedel



Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351777885

ISBN-10 935177788X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)
U. S. President John F. Kennedy faced two great crises in 1962 - the Cuban missile crisis and the Sino-Indian War. While his part in the missile crisis that threatened to snowball into a nuclear war has been thoroughly studied, his critical role in the Sino - Indian War has been largely ignored. Bruce Riedel fills that gap with JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino - Indian War. Riedel's telling of the president's firm response to China's invasion of India and his deft diplomacy in keeping Pakistan neutral provides a unique study of Kennedy's leadership. Embedded within that story is an array of historical details of special interest to India, remarkable among which are Jacqueline Kennedy's role in bolstering diplomatic relations with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan President Ayub Khan, and the backstory to the China - India rivalry - what is today the longest disputed border in the world.