Then U.S. President Kennedy (R) meets with then Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in this October 2, 1963 (REUTERS/Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum).
JFK’s forgotten crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War
October 13, 2015
On October 13, the Brookings Intelligence Project launched Bruce Riedel’s new book, “JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War,” with a conversation about this crisis, how it played an important role in forming Asia’s current balance of power, and the resultant regional arms race that still prevails to this day. Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow Marvin Kalb provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion.