Cuban Missile Crisis Compared to the Cold War- History

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Cuban Missile Crisis compared to the Cold War- History John F. Kennedy, president of the United States from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963 is confronted to a major issue in 1962 involving Cuba, The USSR and the USA. This text will evaluate this issue which they call : The 'gravest issues’ and compare it to the Cold War. For some time, the Soviets had been sending weaponry and war aircrafts to Cuba that was at the time leaded by Fidel Castro in a communist government. Therefore, because the United States were very busy with their November Congregassion Elections, Kennedy did not take action on the situation but sent warning to the Soviets asking them to stop sending missilery. On October 16, 1962, the US received photos of Cuba taken from planes that showed soviets working with nuclear missiles in Cuba. Those photographs were the proof that the soviets, more specifically Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviets premier minister who had promised many time that they would stop sending arms, had been lying and betrayed the trust between the US and USSR. From this point, the US qualified this as a serious issue and John Kennedy set up a private brain trust called the executive committee of the national security council. Their role was to help Kennedy on the decision taking of the Cuban Missile Crisis. ‘‘Thus, placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba beginning in the spring of 1962 not only challenged the perception of Soviet missile inferiority but also provided the Soviets with a counterbalance to U.S. missiles situated in Western Europe.’’ ("Cuban missile crisis." In Thomas M. Leonard, ed. Encyclopedia of Latin America: The Age of Globalization, vol. 4. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2010. Modern World History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
ItemID=WE53&iPin=ELAIV0113&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 22, 2012)). This then
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