The Causes And Effects Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

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“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly”, John F. Kennedy. During October 1962 the nation’s only attempt to take Fidel Castro out of power in Cuba failed. However, with the fail of the operation so the nation could achieved something great that father generations will thank John F. Kennedy and his advisors. During the Cuban Missile Crisis there were causes, effects, and events that would pay the greatest price to pay.
The year was 1961 as the United States started to plan an invasion of Cuba with undercover agents known as the Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs was launched from Guatemala, the attack went wrong almost from the start. The soldiers landed at the Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961 and were defeated within 2 days by Cuban armed forces under the direct command of Castro. Quickly the Castro regime quickly severed the country’s formerly strong ties with the United States by expropriating U.S. economic assets in Cuba and developing close links with the Soviet Union. Directly after the Bay of Pigs the US was quick to start planning for another operation, Operation Mongooss, but it was never fulfilled. Secondly March a U-2 spy plane started capturing images. In April 1961–October 1962, “Meanwhile, throughout the spring and summer of 1962, U.S. intelligence reports indicated expanded arms shipments from the Soviet Union to Cuba” FBI director John A. McCone. The Soviet Union began building missile sites in Cuba in 1962; Together with the earlier Berlin Blockade, the
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