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  Cuban Missile Crisis - MSN Encarta
Cuban Missile Crisis, major confrontation between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) that occurred in 1962 over the issue of Soviet-supplied missile installations in Cuba.
The crisis was the culmination of growing tension between the United States and Cuba following the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
The United States was supported by other members of the Organization of American States, an organization of nations in the western hemisphere that seek to cooperate on matters of security and economic and social development.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a very tense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States over the Soviet deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba.
Soviet MRBMs on Cuban soil, with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 statute miles), could threaten Washington, DC and around half of the U.S. bases (of nuclear-armed bombers), with a flight time of under twenty minutes.
The crisis peaked on October 27, when a U-2 (piloted by Rudolph Anderson) was shot down over Cuba and another U-2 flight over Russia was almost intercepted when it strayed over Siberia, after Curtis LeMay (U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff) had neglected to enforce Presidential orders to suspend all overflights.
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 The World On the Brink: John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: Introduction
The Cuban missile crisis was perhaps the greatest test of John F. Kennedy's Presidency, and while he and Khrushchev were able to achieve a peaceful resolution, the crisis had a number of far-reaching historical consequences.
To observe the 40th anniversary of Cuban missile crisis, the John F. Kennedy Library is presenting a series of forums and a special exhibit featuring original artifacts and images associated with the 13 days of the crisis.
A short film on the crisis, shown exclusively at the Kennedy Library, incorporates period news footage, interviews with President Kennedy, and tape-recorded excerpts from the top-secret meetings between the President and his advisers.
www.jfklibrary.org /jfkl/cmc/cmc_intro.html   (1202 words)

  
 NSA and the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was one of the turning points of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
As one measure to solve the crisis, he proclaimed a naval "quarantine" of Cuban ports to prevent the introduction of additional Soviet armaments.
Looking back on the Cuban Missile Crisis, it is clear that SIGINT, combined with other types of intelligence such as photography and human sources, had pinpointed Cuba as a grave threat to the United States.
www.nsa.gov /publications/publi00033.cfm   (2296 words)

  
 NPR : The Cuban Missile Crisis, 40 Years Later
Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks Oct. 11 at the opening session of a conference on the 40th anniversary of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
Some of the people who played key roles in the missile crisis are meeting in Havana, Cuba over the weekend to reflect on the experience and its relevance today.
"The gravity of the Cuban missile crisis -- the fact that the world's fate hinged on how it was resolved -- means the events of October 1962 will be debated for decades," says NPR's Tom Gjelten, who journeyed to Havana to cover the conference.
www.npr.org /news/specials/cuban_missile   (1036 words)

  
 Game theory and the Cuban missile crisis
The Cuban missile crisis was precipitated by a Soviet attempt in October 1962 to install medium-range and intermediate-range nuclear-armed ballistic missiles in Cuba that were capable of hitting a large portion of the United States.
Before the crisis, the Soviets, fearing an invasion of Cuba by the United States and also the need to bolster their international strategic position, concluded that installing the missiles was worth the risk.
Even if the installation of the missiles precipitated a crisis, the Soviets did not reckon the probability of war to be high (President Kennedy estimated the chances of war to be between 1/3 and 1/2 during the crisis), thereby making it rational for them to risk provoking the United States.
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 GameSpy: Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath
Cuban Missile Crisis is a Real-Time Strategy game combined with a turn-based global tactical mode, thrusting gamers into a world ravaged by the military-political confrontation between USA and USSR in 1962.
Cuban Missile Crisis offers gamers an alternative interpretation of the events that followed the famous global standoff on the small island nation.
After the crisis broke out, two superpowers unleashed their nuclear arsenal on the world, leveling Cuba and turning it, along with the majority of the world's metropolitan expanses into scorched radioactive deserts.
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 Strategy First - Modern-Warfare - Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath
Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath thrusts players into a world ravaged by the military-political confrontation between the USA and USSR in 1962.
In Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath, the two cold-war powerhouse nations unleash their nuclear arsenal on the world, leveling Cuba and turning it, along with the majority of the world, into a radioactive desert.
Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath is a real-time strategy game combined with a turn-based global strategy mode, forcing players to use tactical troop movements while managing their resources and armies.
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 The Cuban Missile Crisis - Cuban History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Cuba this event is known as the October Crisis of 1962, and in the former Soviet Union it was known as the Caribbean Crisis.
Although the October Crisis was the one that brought Cuba closest to the brink of devastation-by way of either a nuclear conflagration or a U.S. invasion-it was one of many crises between Cuba and the United States in the fist years of the Revolution.
Their name for the crisis thus highlights Cuba's ongoing conflict with the United States, which they argue led to the confrontation over the missiles.
www.historyofcuba.com /history/funfacts/crisis.htm   (417 words)

  
 Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major confrontation between the United States and the USSR over Soviet supplied missile installations in Cuba, regarded by many as the world's closest approach to nuclear war.
These tensions culminated during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the United States demanded that the USSR remove nuclear missiles that it had placed in Cuba.
He was then accused of political "errors" mostly from the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, establishing a disorganized economy.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis: Review -- Strategy Informer
If an American U2 had been shot down over Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis, and the Soviets had been a tad more assertive about their desire to keep nuclear missile bases in Cuba, then perhaps the world would have gone to war again, resulting in the greatest conflict in all history.
Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath answers that rhetorical question with a resounding no and yes.
You get to send out troops to die, who will then more than likely fail to achieve the objectives they were supposed to accomplish, probably fall over each other in the process, and in general behave like a bunch of idiots.
www.strategyinformer.com /pc/cubanmissilecrisis/review.html   (826 words)

  
 Cuban Missle Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the world has ever come to a nuclear war.
Hopefully you gathered the great significance of the crisis, the unbelievable closeness that the world came to nuclear war.
Be prepared to share your thoughts on the events and decisions made during the crisis in a class discussion.
www.csus.edu /indiv/p/peachj/webquest/232_spring_2004/chakroborty/cuban.htm   (383 words)

  
 Cuban Missile Crisis
To start, head either to the Crisis Center and read a short summary of the events or go to the Briefing Room for a RealAudio narration and ten minute account of the Crisis.
Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most important conflicts of the cold war period.
It brought the USA and USSR, in the words of the secretary of state, Dean Dusk "eyeball to eyeball." This was the first time that the two superpowers had come so close to starting a nuclear war.
www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu /depts/edu/textbooks/cuban.html   (458 words)

  
 Cold War:Cuban Missle Crisis - Home Page
Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs, in May 1962 he conceived the idea of placing intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Cuba as a means of countering an emerging lead of the United States in developing and deploying strategic missiles.
Cuban Missles being prepared for any kind of an attack by the United States government.
The Soviet Unioin continued to ship missles to Cuba until the U.S. created a blockade between the two countries.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis: Activities
The speech on April 14 (source A6) was the first time Castro had used the term "socialist" to describe the Cuban revolution.
Cuban and Soviet troops would attack the United States base at Guantanamo Bay.
The Cuban communists would take to the hills and fight a guerrilla campaign.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /COLDcubamissileA.htm   (997 words)

  
 JFK on the Cuban Missile Crisis
I have directed the Armed Forces to prepare for any eventualities; and I trust that in the interest of both the Cuban people and the Soviet technicians at the sites, the hazards to all concerned in continuing this threat will be recognized.
They are puppets and agents of an international conspiracy which has turned Cuba against your friends and neighbors in the Americas--and turned it into the first Latin American country to become a target for nuclear war--the first Latin American country to have these weapons on its soil.
And I have no doubt that most Cubans today look forward to the time when they will be truly free--free from foreign domination, free to choose their own leaders, free to select their own system, free to own their own land, free to speak and write and worship without fear or degradation.
www.historyplace.com /speeches/jfk-cuban.htm   (2189 words)

  
 Cuban Missile Crisis: Summary
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war.
For the United States, the crisis began on October 15, 1962 whenreconnaissance photographs revealed Soviet missiles under construction in Cuba.
He also proclaimed that any nuclear missile launched from Cuba would be regarded as an attack on the United States by the Soviet Union and demanded that the Soviets remove all of their offensive weapons from Cuba.
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 Key Issues: Nuclear Weapons: Issues: Accidents: 20 Mishaps that Might Have Caused Nuclear War
However, the necessary orders had not been given by the time of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962, so throughout that crisis the same northern route was being flown 24 hours a day.
During the Cuban missile crisis on October of 1962, the U2 pilots were ordered not to fly within 100 miles of Soviet airspace.
During the remaining period of the Crisis the several missiles at Malstrom were repeatedly put on and off alert as errors and defects were found and corrected.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the first and only nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.
We preferred the risks, whatever they were, of a great tension, a great crisis, to the risks of the impotence of having to await a United States invasion of Cuba.
The accounts of the crisis did not make clear that it was a power confrontation, that the power of the USA was incomparably superior to that of the USSR, and that the leaders of both nations knew this to be a fact.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963, Volume XI is the volume of official American documents dealing with the crisis.
The National Security Archives (NSA) has published previously-classified documents about the crisis (The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A Political Perspective After 40 Years), which also includes photos, and a Chronology of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
See also, how the Cuban Missile Crisis fits into the overall context of the Cold War at the Cold War International History Project; also have a look at the excellent CNN's Cold War site.
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 Cuba-Junky | Missile Crisis
His approach was one of strength and resoluteness towards the nuclear threat.
The Soviets placed short range nuclear missles in Cuba that probably would have been used on the invaders to defend the island.
Kennedy had promised that a nuclear attack from Cuba would be interpreted as a nuclear attack by the USSR, meaning that such a Cuban attack could have lead to full-scale nuclear war.
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 Cuban History, Missle Crisis (3 of 4)
In his first communication with President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev during the crisis, U.N. Acting Secretary General U Thant, at the request of more than forty non-aligned states, privately calls for the voluntary suspension of arms shipments to Cuba together with the voluntary suspension of the military blockade.
Meanwhile, a CIA sabotage team in Cuba whose aim is to destroy the Matahambre copper mine, is caught before its attack by the Cuban Committee for the Defense of the Revolution.
Despite this order to halt, a new mission is dispatched by William Harvey to CIA operatives in Cuba — the agents in Cuba are disgusted by counter-orders within the U.S. government, and they collectively send a message to Attorney General Robert Kennedy to verify that continued missions are in order.
www.marxists.org /history/cuba/subject/missile-crisis/ch03.htm   (3651 words)

  
 Cuban History, Missle Crisis (4 of 4)
November 16, 1962: U.S. forces massed for a Cuban invasion have reached their peak strength at this point, the Joint Chiefs of Staff report, some 100,000 Army troops, 40,000 Marines and 14,500 paratroopers stand ready, with 550 combat aircraft and over 180 ships available to support an invasion.
U.S. forces massed for a Cuban invasion have reached their peak strength at this point, the JCS reports, some 100,000 Army troops, 40,000 Marines and 14,500 paratroopers stand ready, with 550 combat aircraft and over 180 ships available to support an invasion.
On January 7, 1963, while the Soviet Union and United States agree that the crisis is over, the Cuban government objects, explaining that United States never met the "five points" Castro had articulated on October 28, 1962.
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 The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: Anatomy of a Controversey
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: Anatomy of a Controversey
If the Cuban Missile Crisis was the most dangerous passage of the Cold War, the most dangerous moment of the Cuban Missile Crisis was the evening of Saturday, 27 October 1962, when the resolution of the crisis—war or peace—appeared to hang in the balance.
Hopes that a satisfactory resolution to the crisis could be reached between Washington and Moscow had dimmed, moreover, when a letter from Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev arrived Saturday morning demanding that the United States agree to remove its Jupiter missiles from Turkey in exchange for a Soviet removal of missiles from Cuba.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Cordon of Steel: The U.S. Navy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In what became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy and an alerted and aroused American government, armed forces, and public compelled the Soviets to remove from Cuba not only their missiles but all of their offensive weapons.
The aircraft carriers, destroyers, and Marine forces of the subordinate Second Fleet, under Vice Admiral Alfred G. Ward, were poised to launch air, naval gunfire, and amphibious strikes from the sea against Soviet and Cuban forces ashore.
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 The Cuban Missile Crisis: Causes
The second of the two major causes was Cuba's fear of invasion from the U.S. Since he had come to power in 1959, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro was aware of several U.S. attempts to oust him.
First, was the failed Bay of Pigs invasion by CIA-backed Cuban exiles in 1961.
In mid-July of 1962 the Soviet Union began its buildup of offensive weapons in Cuba.
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