In 1963, the focus of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson was frustrating the President's order to withdraw 1,000 military personnel from Cuba by the end of 1963. LBJ had every intention of making US President John F Kennedy's National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) #263 a dead letter. Quite literally. Johnson's Vice Presidency was under acute threat, particularly due to the Bobby Baker scandal. Whilst he could not care less about Cuba, he saw quite clearly the opportunity it presented him with. The opportunity was to leverage the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex into gifting him the White House by reciprocating with continued Cuban occupation and therefore massive armament contracts. Once inside, the Presidency would offer him protection from prosecution. A life-line for him, a death-trap for American youth. And on this single consideration, a whole generation of youth would find their destiny.
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