The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other U.S. government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming it on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The plans detailed in the document included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.
“The plan was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed by Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer”
Lemnitzer was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1963 to 1969.
“it was authorized by the Joint Chiefs of Staff”
The Joint Chiefs of Staff being a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who advise the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council on military matters.
Basically, the guys who, along with the Prez, hover over the big red Nuke button and tell our military men and women what to do on threat of imprisonment or even death, and best case scenario, a drastic reduction of citizenship rights (dishonorable discharge).
Kennedy killed it. He was pretty much the last U.S. president, Republican or Democrat, to have any backbone against the U.S. Military Industrial Complex.
So, yeah, what happens when this kind of thing is proposed again and we have a weak/insane/violent presidential administration?