American military forces during the Cold War
President Kennedy promised is his inaugural speech that the United States would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” In the same address, he also said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Kennedy said this because he wanted to show his support of President Truman's policy of containment.
Cold War Era
President Kennedy Assasination
President Kennedy was a World War II veteran who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1973. This event shocked the US and put a little bit of fear into everyone around the world, and began a period of internal strife and divisiveness, especially sparked by divisions over United States involvement in Vietnam.