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Congress Endorses Force, if Necessary, on Cuba

Sept. 20, 1962 - A resolution endorsing the use of force, if necessary, to prevent the spread of Cuban Marxism in the Western Hemisphere was adopted by the Senate today, 86-1, after 3 hours of discussion. The House of Representatives, whose Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved an identical statement this morning, is expected to adopt the resolution tomorrow and send it to President Kennedy. The joint resolution expresses the determination of the U.S. to use any means, including arms, to block Cuban aggression or subversion in the Western Hemisphere. It also expresses the determination to prevent the creation in Cuba of a military capacity that would endanger the U.S.

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