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The Cuban Missile Crisis

Summary: The Cuban missile crisis was one of the most riveting and stressful times of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union, two world superpowers, came close to nuclear war. The United States intelligence community collected and analyzed crucial information through human, photographic, and recently declassified signal intelligence, aiding in the early detection that sparked the standoff we now call the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Cuban missile crisis was one of the most riveting and stressful times of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union, two world superpowers, came close to nuclear war. The United States intelligence community collected and analyzed crucial information through human, photographic, and recently declassified signal intelligence, aiding in the early detection that sparked the standoff we now call the Cuban Missile Crisis.1. The Photographic Intelligence showed how terrifyingly close the threat of nuclear war was on our homeland. In less than twenty years since the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan, nuclear weapons were nearly 100,000 times more powerful. The U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold war accumulated enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world nearly seventeen times over.2. This was a face-off between two world leaders, Nikita Khrushchev and President John F. Kennedy. The fate of the free world would be...

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