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    Cuban Missle Crisis

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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 Missle Crisis

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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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    cuban missle crisis

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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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    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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    atomic bombs. A nuclear attack would reduce any conceivable network to tatters. And how would the network itself be commanded and controlled ? Any central authority, any network central citadel, would be an obvious and immediate target for man enemy missle. The center of the network would be the very first place to go. RAND mulled over this grim puzzle in deep military secrecy, and arrived at a daring solution made in 1964.The principles were simple . The network itself would be assumed to be unreliable

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    The Cuban Missle Crisis

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    Without 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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    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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    Soviet Deception: Missles in Cuba

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    After WWII, the world witnessed another international conflict. This one looked as a long term conflict between the two biggest world superpowers born after the end of WWII: the United States of America and the Soviet Union (URSS). The most powerful nations fought an undeclared war against each other transforming all political boundaries in almost all countries in all continents. Also the political ideology and the political systems were transformed by such a conflict better known as the Cold War

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    Bay of Pigs

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    CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS”) The failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion was due to a lack of planned strategy, miscommunication, and mismanagement of planning. The absence of strategic planning was one of the key factors in the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. When the United States began the attempt, they started with armed Cubans originally exiled by their own country, Cuba. (“THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS”) This was all led by a man of the name, Fidel Castro and took place in 1961. (“THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS”)

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    That day, was a fun day, because at that day, we stopped at a missle museum, when back in the Civil War, there were working missles. We all got official "badges" and then at 5 o clock or so, we went to the actual Missle silo where they launched the missles. We took a tour of the upstairs, and then we went underground where the button was to launch it, which was securred by locks. It was a small human-size pill-shaped

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