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Back in 1962 most people thought there could not be a nuclear war It was a time occupied by the Cold War They were wrong The USA Soviet Union and Cuban countries were so close they could feel nuclear war breathing down their necks The people of the US were so close to being incinerated and they didnt even know it The Soviets had such a build up of missiles in Cuba they could have wiped-out most of the continental United States The build up of these missiles and the problems faced in October of 1962 are known as the Cuban missile Crisis On October twenty second 1962 John F Kennedy who that evening revealed the presence of Soviet missiles on Cuba the crisis was nearly a weak old In President Kennedys television broadcast he informed the population that US surveillance of the Soviet military build-up on the island of Cuba had uncovered a series of offensive missile sites now in preparation to fire This declared that the purpose of these bases could be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere Kennedy called for a prompt dismantling and withdrawal of all offensive weapons under the United Nations supervision In one minor aspect Kennedy was mistaken The soviet decision only seemed sudden Actually taken five months earlier it was both a high-stakes gamble and the logical product of sustained provocation More importantly the President misread the Kremlins motives Gaining a nuclear strike capability was not Khrushevs only or main purpose In Fact the soviet leader had persuaded his politburo colleagues that US aggression against Cuba was all too likely and could only be overcome by the installation of the medium-range R-12 ballistic missiles and intermediate-range R-14 ballistic missiles and that specially trained people had to go Cuba to make them operationalBetween October fourteenth and October twenty-eighth 1962 the world was never closer to a nuclear war than the events that
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