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Authors See Chance For Breakthrough In U.S.-Cuba Relations

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Provided President Barack Obama wants to seize the moment, the authors of a new book detailing 55 years of informal communications between the United States and Cuba see a rare opportunity to normalize relations. William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh co-wrote "Back Channel to Cuba," which was officially released on Monday. The book explains the informal and secretive "back channel" means that Havana and Washington have used to speak to each other despite their hostilities. Based largely on declassified documents, the book created a stir with its revelation that former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans for a military strike in order to "smash Castro," in response to former President Fidel Castro sending Cuban troops to Angola in 1975.