(Kennedy) Why did it fail? The Cubans were supposed to side with us!
This was the secret meeting between Castro and Khruschev
While the US had failed to get rid of Castro in The Bay of Pigs, The Soviet Union and Cuba made a secret agreement to let nuclear missles on Cuban soil.
After the US had learned of this plan, Kennedy immediately imformed the public and annonced that the Navy would gaurd all waters near Cuba to prevent any missles getting there.
What the public didn't know was that in secret, Kennedy and Khruschev had made an agreement with eachother. If the Soviet Union took off their missles and didn't attack Turkey, The US would take their missles out of Turkey and not invade Cuba.