The Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States in their communiqu6 of October 3 rejected secrecy on such matters in this Hemisphere. We are also true to our word. And then shall Cuba be welcomed back to the society of free nations and to the associations of this Hemisphere.
Kennedy had explicitly promised the American people less than a month before the crisis that "if Cuba should possess a capacity to carry out offensive actions against the United States Highlights from this collection of documents include: Several of them include medium-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead for a distance of more than 1, nautical miles.
To halt this offensive buildup, a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba is being initiated. Good evening, my fellow citizens. In that sense missiles in Cuba add to an already clear and present danger-although it should be noted the nations of Latin America have never previously been subjected to a potential nuclear threat.
Medium range missiles capable of reaching a substantial portion of US territory and most of the countries in the Caribbean area are being installed at three sites. Transcription of first page: All were supportive of the US position, except Macmillan who advocated appeasement. Aggressive conduct, if allowed to grow unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war.
Johnson was a member, quickly discussed several possible courses of action: They believed that the Soviets would not attempt to stop the US from conquering Cuba. Since it would take place in international waters, Kennedy obtained the approval of the OAS for military action under the hemispheric defense provisions of the Rio Treaty: A newer, more reliable generation of ICBMs would become operational only after Our goal is not the victory of might but the vindication of right, not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this Hemisphere and, we hope, around the world.
The US had a considerable advantage in total number of nuclear warheads 27, against 3, and in the technology required for their accurate delivery.
This nation is opposed to war. The materials include papers, memorandums, correspondence, reports, notes, doodles, hand written material, accounts of Executive Committee meetings, and notes on private meetings with President Kennedy.
When the reconnaissance missions were reauthorized on October 9, poor weather kept the planes from flying. In Soviet hands they are clearly offensive and not defensive weapons. It would have appeared to, and appearances contribute to reality.
My fellow citizens, let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. US officials attempted to use a Corona photoreconnaissance satellite to obtain coverage over reported Soviet military deployments, but imagery acquired over western Cuba by a Corona KH-4 mission on October 1 was heavily covered by clouds and haze and failed to provide any usable intelligence.
I speak to you as a friend, as one who knows of your deep attachment to your fatherland, as one who shares your aspirations for liberty and justice for all.
This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military build-up on the island of Cuba. Use the US Navy to block any missiles from arriving in Cuba. We believe time has come for representative friendly country to discuss with Castro alone predicament in which soviet actions have placed him.
The reports could not be satisfactorily dismissed. One folder of material maintained by Attorney General Kennedy included copies he kept of memos written to the President about meetings RFK had with Russian ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, copies of correspondences to and from President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and draft copies of speeches made by President Kennedy concerning Cuba.
We have proposed the elimination of all arms and military bases in a fair and effective disarmament treaty. According to the head of the National Archives, David S. He told Khrushchev that the missiles would be concealed and camouflaged by palm trees.
They can only undermine it. October Learn how and when to remove this template message When Kennedy ran for president inone of his key election issues was an alleged " missile gap " with the Soviets leading.
Kennedy, while acting in his role as an advisor to President John F. In addition, jet bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, are now being uncrated and assembled in Cuba, while the necessary air bases are being prepared. Inhe reiterated that "it made no difference CIA director John A.The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of During the standoff, US President John F.
Kennedy thought the chance of escalation to war was "between 1 in 3 and even," and what we have learned in later decades has done nothing to lengthen those odds.
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Here is the video clip of the speech. Scroll down for the transcript. ChAPTer 6 John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis Introduction In mid-OctoberUS intelligence analysts, using photographs taken a few.Download