Has everyone forgotten what happened the last time the Soviets tried to introduce nuclear weapons into the western hemisphere?
President Kennedy on TV, DEFCON 3, school children hiding under their desks, full military mobilization?
Now we read, in an almost casual fashion, that Putin’s nuclear armed bombers will soon be flying off our coasts.
One more time, Putin is testing us, searching for the boundaries of acceptable provocation.
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We need to nip this in the bud before we are looking at Soviet bomber and missile bases in South America. Perhaps it is time to announce our firm resistance to the presence of any foreign military based in the Western Hemisphere, a 100 mile limit for warplanes and our intention to shoot down any trespassers.
The world is comprised of sheep and shearers, and we need to decide which we want to be.
— Dwight A. Heard, Fort Worth