Senator John F. Kennedy's Statement on Limited War in Congressional Record, June 14, 1960

Source: The Pentagon Papers, Gravel Edition, Volume 2, p. 798

Senator John F. Kennedy's statement in Congressional Record, June 14, 1960, p. 11631:

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"We must regain the ability to intervene effectively and swiftly in any limited war anywhere in the world-augmenting, modernizing and providing increased mobility and versatility for the conventional forces and weapons of the Army and Marine Corps. As long as those forces lack the necessary airlift and sealift capacity and versatility of firepower, we cannot protect our commitments around the globe-resist non-nuclear aggressions-or be certain of having enough time to decide on the use of our nuclear power."

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