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Cuban Missile Crisis Slide Show

  1. 1. The Cuban Missile Crisis<br />Phillip Endicott<br />Brandman University<br />October 2011<br />
  2. 2. October 14, 1962<br />- A United States U2 spy plane discovers medium range ballistic missile silos in various stages of development in Cuba<br />
  3. 3. October 15, 1962<br />-After analysis from United States military advisers it is determined that the missile bases are for offensive weapons<br />
  4. 4. October 16, 1962<br />-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<br />
  5. 5. October 17, 1962<br />-Kennedy spends the day meeting with advisors and discussing various courses of action and their potential consequences<br />
  6. 6. October 18, 1962<br />-Soviet Union lies to Kennedy, saying sites are only for defensive purposes<br />-Kennedy orders further U2 flights leading to discovery of 7 additional missile sites, including medium and long range missiles<br />
  7. 7. October 19, 1962<br />-The escalating threat leads President Kennedy to cancel a campaign stop in Chicago so he can return to Washington<br />-Media is told that the President must return due to a “cold”<br />
  8. 8. October 20, 1962<br />-The President and his advisors determine their course of action moving forward<br />-Military preparations are made<br />
  9. 9. October 21, 1962<br />-The United States notifies its allies of the growing threat in Cuba and the escalating tensions with the U.S.S.R<br />
  10. 10. October 22, 1962<br />-President Kennedy goes live on national television to inform United States citizens of the looming danger of nuclear war<br />
  11. 11. October 23, 1962<br />-The United States decides to enact a naval blockade of Cuba, meant to keep weapons or other military equipment from reaching the country<br />
  12. 12. October 24, 1962<br />Naval blockade and quarantine of Cuba go into effect at 10 am EDT<br />
  13. 13. October 25, 1962<br />- After a denial made by the U.S.S.R the United States presents aerial photos of Cuban missile sites to the United Nations<br />
  14. 14. October 26, 1962<br />-United States naval vessels stop and inspect a dry cargo vessel sailing to Cuba under charter by the USSR<br />
  15. 15. October 27, 1962<br />-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<br />
  16. 16. October 28, 1962<br />- 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<br />

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