The Role of American Intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis American historians have long recognized the Cuban Missile Crisis as perhaps the most dangerous moment of the Cold War. What has gone largely unrecognized is the vital, some might say decisive, role that American intelligence played in its outcome. In his book “Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis” Raymond L. Garthoff writes that the use of spies inside Soviet Intelligence provided valuable background information on the types of missiles being deployed to Cuba that allowed the Americans a better understanding of the offensive threat that faced them than they otherwise would have had ADDIN EN.CITE...The end:
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