- What happens when a firefighter makes a mistake and actually catches other buildings on fire? How does the metaphor of the U.S. as a volunteer firefighter to show the weakness of the country's foreign policy?
- In points two and three made by President Kennedy, what ideas are central to the U.S. policy in Vietnam? How does this foreshadow the type of action Kennedy may take in Vietnam?
Kennedy, John F., "America's Stake in Vietnam," 1 June 1956. Courtesy of National Archives