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    Cuban Missle Crisis Many agree that the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war; but exactly how close did it come? The Crisis was ultimately a showdown between the United States and the Soviet Union from October 16 to October 28, 1962. During those thirteen stressful days, the world’s two biggest superpowers stood on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. The Crisis started as a result of both the Soviet Union’s fear of losing the arms race, and Cuba’s fear of US

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the closest the world ever came to full-scale nuclear war. When the Soviet Union placed offensive nuclear missiles in Cuba, President Kennedy interpreted the act as one of hostility that would not be tolerated. However, the situation was blown way out or proportion by the president, American media, and ultimately the citizens of the United States. The Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev,

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis demonstrates Advocacy versus Inquiry approaches as discussed in “What You Don’t Know About Making Decisions” by David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto. It also displays the Double Approach-Avoidance decisions that we studied in “Conflict” by Dennis Coon. Finally, the steps taken by John F. Kennedy display the steps described by Dennis Coon in his writing “Coping with Conflict”. Once President Kennedy learned of the missiles in Cuba he formed a committee, EXCOMM, to discuss

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    Cuban Missle Crisis On October 22, 1962, after reviewing newly acquired intelligence, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, a mere 90 miles off the shores of Florida. After weighing such options as an armed invasion of Cuba and air strikes against the missiles, Kennedy decided on a less dangerous response. In addition to demanding that Russian Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev remove all the missile bases and their deadly contents

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    The Cuban Missle Crisis

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    the occurrence of the Cuban Missile Crisis we would may not be living in the world we are today. During the Cold War the Cuban Missile created a stalemate between the two major countries involved in the war, the Soviet Union and the United States. This event greatly known as a turning point in the it during the 1960's period of the infamous war, by being able to turn the tables and prevent a “hot” war to form out of one of the “coldest” wars in history. The Cuban Missile Crisis was an exceptionally

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    A Front Row Seat for the End of the World During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, I had a front row seat. I was Under Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and, as a consequence, a member of President John Kennedy’s Executive Committee (ExComm) which dealt with our response. I believe I was the only one permitted to keep notes of the meetings, and have from time to time referred to them over the years. However, my recollections of our debates have been stimulated with

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    threats. 5. The B-52's were bomber planes developed in the mid-20th century used in the Cold War and shown in Dr. Strangelove. Its appearance in the film featured Major Kong (pilot) and his crew as they lead themselves to release the first bomb on the missle complex. 6. "Deterrence is the art of producing, in the mind of the enemy, the fear to attack." -Dr. Strangelove. Deterrence in the film was the fear of the consequences of the nuclear attacks. It's significant because it encompasses idea of the Cold

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    absorbent skin make him a flying shadow in the air. His mission, to fly a covert reconnaissance mission over Moscow, the heart of the USSR Intelligence believe that the Russians have a build up of nuclear missile silos around the capitol. With the Cuban missile crisis at hand, the United States cannot let their guard down on a sneak attack from the Communists. "Another suicide-run," says Captain Steward to his flight maintainer. "Yes, sir," replies the private. Captain Steward squeezes into his cockpit

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    challenged the President even further with the Soviets advances into Cuba to plant new missiles. The Cuban Missile Crisis is etched into history books as one of the greatest accomplishments for President Kennedy because he had properly avoided any harsh reactions from both his administration and his enemy, Soviet Russia. During the Cold War, Kennedy's administration handled the Cuban Missile Crisis effectively because it avoided nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union using backdoor negotiations while

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    1960s Age Of Dreams

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    SENTENCE. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. On October 1962, an American spy plane secretly photographed a nuclear missle site being built by the Soviet Union on the Island of Cuba. To prevent the Soviets from bringing in more military supplies, JFK decided to place navals around Cuba and demanded the removal of the missiles that were already created. Soon after JFK televised the crisis to the nation

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