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“We Don’t Want Your Damn Water”

 

Photo credit: U.S. Navy

Conversation Details

After Cuban leader Fidel Castro shut off water to the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay in reaction to the United States’s detainment of Cuban fishermen near Florida, President Johnson discussed the proposed U.S. response with Senate Armed Services chair and longtime mentor Senator Richard B. “Dick” Russell Jr. [D–Georgia].

 

Date:
February 7, 1964
Topic:
Latin America, Cuba
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6402-09-1932

Conversation Participants