Cuban Missile Crisis


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Cuban Missile Crisis
October 1962 was a high point in the ideological Cold War that had existed since World War II between the Soviet Union and the United States. The period was marked by mutual distrust, a nuclear arms race, and a belief by many Americans that we faced imminent attack (Kearns Goodwin cited in McNeil & Lehrer, 1997). Such beliefs were reinforced by the belligerent speeches of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, such as during a meeting with President Kennedy in Vienna in 1961 (Eubank, 2000, pp. 7-8).
In 1962 Khrushchev and his Foreign Minister Andrie Gromyko planned what became known as “Operation Anadyr” in which they would seek to place medium range nuclear missiles in Cuba, in response to American plans, to deploy...
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