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  • 1. The Cuban Missile Crisis
    Phillip Endicott
    Brandman University
    October 2011
  • 2. October 14, 1962
    - A United States U2 spy plane discovers medium range ballistic missile silos in various stages of development in Cuba
  • 3. October 15, 1962
    -After analysis from United States military advisers it is determined that the missile bases are for offensive weapons
  • 4. October 16, 1962
    -The President is informed of the threat and he gathers a group of advisors that will become known as the Executive Committee or the National Security Council
  • 5. October 17, 1962
    -Kennedy spends the day meeting with advisors and discussing various courses of action and their potential consequences
  • 6. October 18, 1962
    -Soviet Union lies to Kennedy, saying sites are only for defensive purposes
    -Kennedy orders further U2 flights leading to discovery of 7 additional missile sites, including medium and long range missiles
  • 7. October 19, 1962
    -The escalating threat leads President Kennedy to cancel a campaign stop in Chicago so he can return to Washington
    -Media is told that the President must return due to a “cold”
  • 8. October 20, 1962
    -The President and his advisors determine their course of action moving forward
    -Military preparations are made
  • 9. October 21, 1962
    -The United States notifies its allies of the growing threat in Cuba and the escalating tensions with the U.S.S.R
  • 10. October 22, 1962
    -President Kennedy goes live on national television to inform United States citizens of the looming danger of nuclear war
  • 11. October 23, 1962
    -The United States decides to enact a naval blockade of Cuba, meant to keep weapons or other military equipment from reaching the country
  • 12. October 24, 1962
    Naval blockade and quarantine of Cuba go into effect at 10 am EDT
  • 13. October 25, 1962
    - After a denial made by the U.S.S.R the United States presents aerial photos of Cuban missile sites to the United Nations
  • 14. October 26, 1962
    -United States naval vessels stop and inspect a dry cargo vessel sailing to Cuba under charter by the USSR
  • 15. October 27, 1962
    -Tensions escalate; U.S. spy plan shot down by Cuban anti-aircraft fire, the United States issues ultimatum to U.S.S.R and prepares to invade Cuban missile sites
  • 16. October 28, 1962
    - U.S.S.R agrees to withdrawal missiles with withdrawal of U.S. missiles and Turkey and guarantee that U.S. won’t proceed with invasion or other offensive action