Cuban Missile Crisis

This paper discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 focusing on the decision.making process which led to the crisis, U.S. foreign policy and an assessment of the crisis some three decades later.

The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most dangerous moments in the history of the human race. For sixteen days in October of 1962, the world watched in horror as the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a stare-down over nuclear weapons deployed by the Soviet Union in Cuba. Five months earlier in May of 1962, the premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, decided to deploy nuclear missiles to Cuba. This decision was seen as a way to counter the vast…

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