Originally Posted by IKE52
The Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary is usally the legal justification used by Presidents of the United States to intervene into Latin-American affairs. Lets not forget Castro was urging the Soviets to fire the nukes that they did have in place...only 70 miles from the Florida Keys. I do not recall JFK giving the Congress ANY sensative information during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 for fear the hawks in the Congress would force his hand. JFK played the situation deftly and avoided nuclear armageddon.
You are quite right, as is sculptingman, JFK was resisting the hawks in his cabinet and congress. He fired the top dogs of the CIA. It was they who were pushing for war. The OP has it backwards.