The Cuban Missile Crisis - Secret Meetings Involving Malpractices And Miscommunication

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The Cuban Missile Crisis Secret meetings involving malpractices and miscommunication will lead to global destruction. Senior Enlisted Leaders will understand the importance of acquiring proper intelligence through the right channels before making decisions that will impact mankind around the world. This essay will discuss the history, evolution, and the effects of the Cuban Missile Crisis. History On October of 1962 there was a big misunderstanding between the dictator of the Union Soviet and the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. People all around the world was terrified as it could’ve turn into a nuclear war, this event was known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. It all began after the outcome during the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 which resulted in a total failure of the United States trying to take over the Cuban dictator (history.state.gov). At this point the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, was concerned about another attack from the United States and decided to make a pact with the Union Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev. They held a secret meeting where Fidel Castro offered Nikita Khrushchev locations inside his territory, allowing the Russian leader to build launching facilities and place nuclear missiles inside Cuban soil. Nikita Khrushchev accepted this proposition, he believed that President Kennedy wasn’t capable of making the right decision judging him by the outcomes of the already mention event, the Bay of Pigs, as well as the Mongoose Covert

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