In light of the Castro government's proven ability to survive America's economic boycott, Washington would be well advised to move gradually to normalize relations with Havana as the best possible means of reducing Soviet influence in Cuba.
Hallam, Orval K.
"The Need for a New U.S. Policy Toward Cuba in the 1970's,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss3/2