Any site submitted must have relevant and accurate information on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sites may have additional information on Cuba, the Bay of Pigs, and US/Cuban relations in the period. Political perspectives are welcome.
In Cuba, known as the October Crisis of 1962, and in the former Soviet Union as the Caribbean Crisis.
The hottest moment of the Cold War. The Cuban Missle Crisis developed in October 1962 when U.S. intelligence agencies photographed Soviet nuclear missile bases under construction in Cuba. The Cuban bases would place Soviet nuclear warheads in the American hemisphere--within easy striking distance of the United States.
President John F. Kennedy called for the prompt dismantling and removal of any offensive weapons in Cuba. After days of tense negotiations, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to dismantle the sites and remove all weapons if the United States would promise not to invade Cuba.