It's worth remembering his story, too, to show us the danger of superpower conflict. 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. Harvard kennedy school's belfer center for science and international affairs has created this website to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis of october 1962.
The cuban missile crisis: a history from beginning to end - kindle edition by hourly history download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The cuban missile crisis john swift examines the events that led the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe john swift | published in history review issue 57. The united states cuban missile crisis 1962 patch .
The secret cuban missile crisis documents (1994) anatoli gribkov and william smith, operation anadyr : us and soviet generals recount the cuban missile crisis (1994) mary mcauliffe, ed, cia documents on the cuban missile crisis (1992. It is commonly accepted that the world has never come closer to nuclear war than during the cuban missile crisis, when the united states confronted soviet union over its deployment of ballistic. The cuban missile crisis—known as the october crisis or the missile scare in cuba and the caribbean crisis in the former ussr—was a 13-day confrontation in october 1962 between the soviet union and cuba on one side and the united states on the other side.
The lessons of the cuban missile crisis for warsaw pact nuclear operations (cold war international history project bulletin, spring 1995) 2002 after cold war, warmth. This interesting film widely develops the cuban missile crisis that was a confrontation between the soviet union, cuba and the united states in october 1962, during the cold war the picture is packed with suspense , drama , historical deeds and is quite entertaining. The cuban missile crises in october 1962, the kennedy administration faced its most serious foreign policy crisis president kennedy with his cabinet during the.
The cuban missile crisis of october 1962 brought the world close to a nuclear confrontation between the united states and the soviet union the political positions adopted by both sides nearly prevented a resolution, but at the last moment, a compromise was found and nuclear war averted. The cuban missile crisis, also known as the october crisis of 1962 (spanish: crisis de octubre), the caribbean crisis (russian: карибский кризис, tr karibsky krizis, ipa: [kɐˈrʲipskʲɪj ˈkrʲizʲɪs]), or the missile scare, was a 13-day (october 16-28, 1962) confrontation between the united states and the soviet union. The cuban missile crisis—known as the caribbean crisis in russia and the october crisis in cuba—was a dramatic confrontation from 22 to 28 october 1962 between the united states and the soviet union over the soviet stationing of nuclear missiles in cuba the episode is widely regarded as the. The cuban missile crisis was a time of heightened confrontation between the soviet union, the united states, and cuba during the cold war in russia,.
In what became known as the cuban missile crisis, president john f kennedy and an alerted and aroused american government, military, and public compelled the soviets. Cold war: a brief history cuban missile crisis on october 14, 1962, a u-2 spy plane flying over cuba discovered nuclear missile sites under construction. Cuban missile crisis questions including what was the cuban missile crisis and why did kennedy blockade cuba.