Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You
Chapter 1: A Longer Road
Copyright© 2016 by LughIldanach
Time Travel Sex Story: Chapter 1: A Longer Road - Continuing the do-over from "Tomorrow is another Day", the world not having disappeared in the mushroom clouds of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the clan turns its attention to rational prevention of the Vietnam debacle, world stability, and civil rights. Such changes, of course, are only possible when powered by sexual magick and the Others, represented by a stately orange tabby. As historically accurate as possible, including some personal experience.
Caution: This Time Travel Sex Story contains strong sexual content, including Mult Consensual Lesbian BiSexual Heterosexual TransGender Historical Time Travel DoOver Mother Daughter Group Sex Polygamy/Polyamory Oral Sex Masturbation Petting Water Sports Cream Pie Spitting Exhibitionism Double Penetration Tit-Fucking Analingus Military War Politics
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
As we wound down from the Cuban Missile Crisis, I alone was aware of the challenges of the future. JFK, in his Inaugural Address, asked some very relevant question. To answer them, we needed not just a stirring slogan as a vision, but a strategy. We needed to guide the Administration into a longer view.
“The real question which confronts us, therefore, is how much are we ourselves prepared to put into Southeast Asia and for how long in order to serve such interests as we may have in that region?
Senator Mike Mansfield
Report to President Kennedy
In particular, I wanted the clan to consider avoiding U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. You may not have learned it in your history classes, unless they were specialized ones, but there were interactions between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the early American combat involvement in Southeast Asia. “Southeast Asia” is more precise than “Vietnam War”, as the U.S. perception in 1959 was that the major coming confrontation would be in Laos, not South Vietnam. We did not fully understand that the North Vietnamese government had, in January 1959, decided for a military solution in South Vietnam, establishing the 559th Transportation Group, in May 1959, to run the Ho Chi Minh Trail infiltration infrastructure.
Learning the backgropund
In the secure meeting room, after drinks and snacks were available, I started to talk. “When the Kennedy Administration took office, they had a strong interest in covert operations, ala Ian Fleming’s James Bond in most cases. Roger Hilsman, the Assistant Secretary of State who headed State Department intelligence, was the only senior official who had actual experience as a guerrilla, but he was outside the inner circle. They soon discovered, however, that CIA paramilitary assets were fully committed to the invasion of Cuba, which would become known as the Bay of Pigs. Under Eisenhower, that invasion was much larger, and involved more American resources, than the eventual action in 1961.
Interrupting here, Mr. Kennedy had a fascination with that silly tuxedo, James Bond, not to be confused with me. My secret wars are far more effective. Meow.
“One of the conflicts was between Cuban and Laotian operations.”
Vivian raised a hand. “I don’t have the geography clearly in my head. Is there a map that you can show?”
Luckily, I had a map of classroom size, and put it on an easel. “I’ll get individual copies. In fact, we need to put together a notebook for everyone -- maybe two versions, one of which can have sensitive notes and doesn’t leave this floor.”
With a bit of a smirk, Lois observed “While it doesn’t seem to be a problem for anyone here, perhaps there should be wider distribution of maps that help people find the clitoris and G-spot. Before you start arguing, I sure as hell have a G-spot.”
“Oh, agreed. With you, it might be most sensitive from the back side, as it were.”
She gave a pretty curtsy. “For that, I thank my Greek heritage.”
“Ahem. Anyway, our Air Force did not have enough airplanes and crew to give full support to Project MILL POND, which would add air support to the ground operation, Project WHITE STAR. Both were intended to have plausible deniability. The crews were to fly “sanitized” (unmarked) B-26 bombers on interdiction missions over Laos, and the CIA most likely was not able to supply them because its contractor and Cuban rebel assets were fully occupied by the the Bay of Pigs operation. the operation. The Air Force and CIA supplied aircrews to Laos, out of uniform and presumably employed by a dummy corporation -- a proprietary airline in CIA’s growing Air Division -- in Thailand. Eisenhower’s original plan had been to support the Cuban operation, in response to an appeal, with overt U.S. aircraft from the aircraft carrier that was just over the horizon during the invasion.
“The change of Administrations was challenging. Kennedy and Eisenhower had utterly different personalities and backgrounds, and initially despised one another. In foreign policy, they had different approaches to virtually every problem. They did begin to develop respect. It was rumored that Eisenhower called Kennedy “Little Boy Blue” to his staff, while Kennedy referred to Eisenhower as a “shit” and a “cold bastard”.”
Remember, Harold, you cannot refer to what happened to Kennedy in your previous life.
“The former Supreme Commander believed in, and used, the military decisionmaking process using a formal staff and a strong Chief of Staff. During WWII, he had Walter Bedell Smith in that critical role, Smith also serving as hatchetman to allow Ike to have the popular smiling image. During his Administration, he put Adams in that role.
“Kennedy, in contrast, was more of a micromanager, communicating directly with staff experts, and bringing in his personal advisers in ad hoc consultation on many issues. Sometimes, it seemed, he really wanted to use a trusted political aide, such as Kenny O’Donnell or Dave Powers, as a sounding board for his own thinking.”
“His key military adviser, Robert McNamara, had yet another style, derived from statistics and industrial management theory. McNamara did not trust any recommendation that did not have a quantitative justification; he distrusted senior military experience who drew on experience. McNamara, and his closest advisers, Alain Enthoven, an economist, and John McNaughton, a law professor, also expected the opponent to use the same rational processes that they did. It never seemed to occur to them that if the Joint Chiefs approached things differently, why should Ho Chi Minh or Ngo Dinh Diem think as they did?
“So how did the Kennedy Administration start their alternate approach? Let me review events from last year.
“Eisenhower had the Laotian covert operation in progress, but the presence in South Vietnam was advisory and logistic. He issued a National Security Action Memorandum dictating that the military to prepare to operate not just against a Korean War-style invasion, but to prepare counterinsurgency forces to fight guerrillas. This immediately caused an internal conflict in the Army, since Army Special Forces -- the “Green Berets”, although that headgear was forbidden at the time -- was the core of counterinsurgency expertise.
“A little afterwards, he told the National Security Council that he did not want only to operate defensively, but to start covert operations to destabilize North Vietnam, broadly like MONGOOSE operations against Cuba.
The President was not happy to find that little had progressed in what he now thought of as guerrilla operations against North Vietnam, or, as he inaccurately described it, “Viet Minh territory”. The CIA Station Chief, William Colby, countered that they needed paramilitary resources to meet requirements just in South Vietnam.
Kennedy directed a presidential task force to draft a “Program of Action for Vietnam”. These directions, however, did not address the strategic reasons for such action, only operational requirements.
“Why not,” asked Terry?
I’m afraid my response was cynical. “What? Define the problem first? No! Do something!” I imitated Kennedy’s Boston accent. “Act with vigah! Be vigahrous!”
She understood the reference. “Vigor is best when employed for athletic and compatible partners engaged in energetic fucking. I don’t find it especially useful when I’m in dominatrix mode, so I wonder if it’s relevant to diplomacy.”
“Terry, love, as a daughter of Greece, I think highly of being fucked in the ass -- but not the way politicians would do it.”
Resuming, I observed, “This was the month of the Bay of Pigs operation, the strength of which he had reduced, and for which he denied American air support. After the Bay of Pigs, however, Kennedy invited Eisenhower to the Camp David retreat, where he was briefed, quite frankly, on the operation. Kennedy committed to keeping him informed about ongoing security matters, and they conferred throughout the rest of his presidency. He also kept the other former Presidents in the loop.
“I think that’s a great idea. A former President is the only person that can understand some aspects of the job.”
CJCS Taylor, Secretary Rusk, and Secretary McNamara issued a set of recommendations for escalation. JFK approved all except the use of large U.S. combat forces.
“I don’t know if Eisenhower was consulted, but Ike had the ability to say no.”
“There seemed to be a theme, among top Administration officials, that doing something was important, rather than requiring actions to be in support of strategy. McNamara held a conference at the Commander in Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC) headquarters in Honolulu, focused on the short term, in one province. “: “I’ll guarantee it (the money and equipment) provided you have a plan based on one province. Take one place, sweep it and hold it in a plan.” Or, put another way, let us demonstrate that in some place, in some way, we can achieve demonstrable gains.”
“There was an attempt to move forward, with the first U.S. direct combat support to an Army of Vietnam operation. In mid-December the United States aircraft ferry USNS Card docked in downtown Saigon with 82 U. S. Army H-21 helicopters and 400 men, organized into two Transportation Companies (Light Helicopter).
“On the 23rd, the helicopters carried a force of approximately 1,000 Army of the Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN), not American, combat troops against the Viet Cong. Paratroopers landed at a suspected Viet Cong headquarters complex about ten miles west of Saigon, surprising the enemy and capturing a radio station.
“In a public exchange of letters with South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, President John F. Kennedy formally announced that the United States will increase aid to South Vietnam, which would include the expansion of the U.S. troop commitment. Kennedy, concerned with the recent advances made by the communist insurgency movement in South Vietnam wrote, “We shall promptly increase our assistance to your defense effort.” Kennedy expected Diem to liberalize.
We relaxed for a couple of months after the end of the Cuban crisis, and the major steps ending it.
James Bong informed me, The Others have completed their basic review of the Clan’s actions in the Crisis, and we are very pleased. You do need more people. Now that you are established outside the school, we can do more. For example, unless we detect that someone has a body image issue that would be adversely affected, the young Clan members will, at the least, have growth spurts, and generally will appear older. This will be within human acceptable tolerances. Remember, the women already can be accepted as in their twenties. Do realize that your physical workouts will still be needed, but will have outstanding results.
Continuing on the theme of body image, we are prepared to make significant changes in body image for sane people who truly desire that. You will know at the appropriate time.
Eventually, we, including Diane and Andy, celebrated with a Cuban feast and an affectionate orgy.
Classic Cuban food is very economical. For example, the tomato and chile-based beef stew, ropa vieja, or “old clothes”, makes a tough but flavorful cut tender through long cooking, in which it breaks down into shreds. We did, however, contrast it with a different beefsteak preparation, vaca frita, where the meat is heavily infused with oregano, cilantro, garlic, and red vinegar, then surfed with onions and peppers soaked in lime juice.
There was a mound of what looked like French fries, but were amazingly flavorful. They were not fried potatoes, but fried yuca, another root vegetable. Two kinds of deep fried plantains were yet other variations on starchy vegetables, the potato-like-but-different green and the sweet ripe plantains. No Cuban meal is complete without “Moors and Christians”, moros y cristianos, or black beans and rice fragrant with cumin and oregano.
Of course, Diplomatic Pudding was essential to our growing traditions.
Recognizing that most of our bodies were young and not accustomed to alcohol, we had small rum drinks.
James Bong made his entrance, but he was not alone. He was accompanied by an elegant, and frankly condescending, Russian Blue. I am Natasha, whom the Others have paired with the entity whom you know as James Bong. He brings knowledge and power, but to that I will add nuance and elegance.
I put on some music that I thought would help us relax and digest: Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Somewhat to my surprise, forgetting that it was a ballet and dance was part of it, the music went to the incredibly beautiful section derived from the Shaker dance song, “Simple Gifts”. Shelley was the first to rise and move with the music, mouthing the “Turn, Turn”, theme. Marcyne and Frankie joined her.
The lyrics came to me, and softly, I chanted them, along with a few others who knew them.
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ‘round right.[
When the music ended, I knew to cue it up, again and again, until we felt warm and centered.
Frankie and Marcyne came to me and hugged. Frankie then slid onto my lap, which is a bit amusing when she’s 6’1” and I’m 5’7”. The amusement slipped away, however, when she placed my hands on her thighs, easily accessible given she was wearing a cheerleader-inspired skirt and sweater. Adding to the amusement is that they were in the green and white of Lincoln Middle School, which we attended together before we went to the black and gold of Mountain High.
Marcyne bent and whispered, “I’m getting closer to physical stuff with a man, but to start, I’m going to use Frankie as my proxy with you. Stroke her, finger her, fuck her, thinking that you sometime might be doing it to me, with my full cooperation. I’m not trying to tease, my brother.”
I was entirely sympathetic to Marcyne, but her words excited Frankie and me. Running my hand up Frankie’s bare and muscular thigh, with her hand lightly encouraging it, I moved quickly to her mound and fondled it. “Quick. Finger my clit and then stick them into me. I’m dripping. Marcyne, get behind me and squeeze my tits. I don’t need gentle today.”
We inspired others, also not gently. Soon, Greta and Shelley were tongue-battling Andy. Vivian had ripped open Mark’s pants and taken him into her mouth. Margaret bent over in front of George, skirt over her hips, and pushed against him, as she pushed her face between Diane’s spread legs.
Terry moved to Paul and yelled, “Fuck me with vigah!” Lois watched them, jilling.
Vox was a newcomer to our orgies, and Edie kept an arm around her. Edie, like Marcyne, found it fun to wiggle against a woman, in this case Lois, and fondle her breasts. “Vox, do whatever you are comfortable doing. We need more guys!”