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Cuban Missile Crisis Part 3
Updated: 5/22/2020
Cuban Missile Crisis Part 3
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  • At 9 am the next day, message arrived from Khrushchev announcing the Soviet missiles would be removed from Cuba. The crisis was now over.
  • Traitors
  • Concession
  • Deal With The Devil
  • While criticized at time by their respective government for bargaining with the enemy,
  • contemporary historical analysis shows great admiration for Kennedy and Khrushchev’s ability to diplomatically solve the crisis.
  • But the disturbing lesson was that a slight communication error, or split second decision by a commander, could have thwarted all their effort, as it’s nearly did if not for Vasili Arkhipov’s courage choice.
  • Launch
  • The Cuban missile crisis revealed just how fragile human politics are compare to the terrifying power they can unleash.
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