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John F. Kennedy

Soviets' construction of intermediate-range ballistic missile sites in Cuba

Saturday Oct 14, 1961
Cuba

On October 14, 1962, CIA U-2 spy planes took photographs of the Soviets' construction of intermediate-range ballistic missile sites in Cuba. The photos were shown to Kennedy on October 16; a consensus was reached that the missiles were offensive in nature and thus posed an immediate nuclear threat.


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