The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the United States has ever come to participating in nuclear war, and the trepidation experienced by Americans spanning those thirteen days was unmatched throughout history. At that time, the United States was aware of the missiles in Cuba and the Soviets also knew that the United States possessed knowledge of those missiles as well. The United States was at its highest state of readiness in history (DEFCON-3) and the Soviets were prepared to use their nuclear wea... ... middle of paper ... ..., killing millions. Intelligence needs to be confirmed and the government needs to act based on that information and not false accusations. Unfortunately, many of these lessons have been forgotten by the United States government and they continue to carry out operations based on falsified intelligence.
He can be planning and preparing an attack that nobody even know. Topic Sentence: The Cuban missile was a crazy time. It happened some fifty years ago when John F. Kennedy was president. It was when one of U.S. spy plane caught Soviet Union trying to sneak some nuclear missiles into Cuba that was ninety miles off the United States’ coast. Soon enough president Kennedy had to talk to one of their leaders about what are they doing with the missiles and if they do not remove it there will be a war.
October of 1962 is considered by many the closest the world has ever been to a third World War. As pressure between the Soviet Union and United State grew so did the fears of the American people. Due in part because of its proximity to the United States, Cuba was the perfect place from which the Soviet Union could launch an attack. This was cause for real alarm, Cuba had already begun building silos and launch pads for nuclear missiles that would be able to do massive amounts of damage to the United States. John F. Kennedy’s speech regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the greatest factors in preventing a third World War as well as keeping domestic peace.
The Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy's greatest triumph as President of the United States came in 1962, as the world's two largest superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, edged closer and closer to nuclear war. The Soviet premier of Russia was caught arming Fidel Castro with nuclear weapons. The confrontation left the world in fear for thirteen long days, with the life of the world on the line. In 1962, Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union, employed a daring gambit. He secretly ordered the placement of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba.
During those October days of 1962, John F. Kennedy and the United States braced for a nuclear attack that nobody was sure was coming. On the other side Nikita Khrushchev was hungry for power after being dominated by the U.S. for years during the long years of the Cold War. Khrushchev wanted to have the nuclear upper hand in the western hemisphere. With the help of Fidel Castro, Khrushchev could put nuclear weapons in Cuba. To view this crisis I chose the individual level of analysis because it is very easy to take that approach when you have three major key players as I mentioned above.
The peace of the country was not existent at this time, because the naval blockade, which was implemented because John F. Kennedy found out that the Soviet Union were making missile and keeping them there on Cuban land (Crisp 1), is taking place nearly twenty years after the start of the Cold War. So the war led to unrest with the Americans, who were all scared that the Massive Retaliation would happen, the massive retaliation being a nuclear bomb, but this wasn’t the only fear that Americans had from the war. Also there were little altercations with alliances, the bombing of naval ships that belonged to the US. The time of the Cuban Naval Blockade the Unites States was at war with the Soviet Union, the war already preexisting for almost twenty years. The war already had United States and all its citizens at the edge of their seats.