Cuban missile crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis

By me711
  • The Start

    The Start
    The fight started to really happen when a U-2 plane was sent out to go check out base camp and it was shot at and thats a act of war.
  • Day 2

    Day 2
    Senator Keating states that six nuclear missile are being assembled in Cuba.
  • Day 3

    Day 3
    The U.S sent another U-2 plane over western Cuba and discovered a missile site. Photographs were taken by the plane for evidence that Soviets have missiles in cuba.
  • Day 4

    Day 4
    They showed the National Photographic Intelligence Center the photos taken during the U-2 flight and identifies some nuclear weapon components observed in the U.S.S.R. at San Cristobal Cuba.
  • Day 5

    Day 5
    Bundy breaks the news to Kennedy who calls for a meeting of a group later to become know as EX-COMM.
    At that meeting Kennedy and his advisors discuss possible diplomatic and military courses of action.
  • Day 6

    Day 6
    Kennedy flew out to Connecticut to campaign for the Democratic Party and one of his candidates was Abe Ribicoff.
    Robert Kennedy and Theodore Sorensen was sent out to meet the President at the airport and told him about what has been happening and what he had missed.Throughout discussions, the Joint Chiefs of Staff agreed that the Air Force strongly argue for an air strike. But they didn't go through with the idea.
  • Day 7

    Gromyko and Kennedy spoke for 2 hours. Reading from notes Gromyko had to make sure Kennedy knew that it was only for defence of cuba.
  • Day 8

    Kennedy goes back to Washington for scheduled campaign speeches in Cleveland and the West Coast.
  • Day 9

    Kennedy announces that he is canceling the remainder of his campaign trip because of an upper respiratory infection.
    Kennedy sets a meeting with his advisors and orders a defensive quarantine as soon as possible. His operation is reviewed and approved and the President's television address is scheduled for the next morning.
  • Day 10

    Kennedy is told by General Maxwell Taylor that an air strike would not be a accurate hit to destroy all Soviet missiles in Cuba. Kennedy decides they should have a quarantine on Cuba for the time being. Kennedy says they shouldn't deny him its the element of surprise "I don't know what the Soviets will do." Another U-2 flight that day reveals bombers and Migs being rapidly assembled and cruise missile sites being built on Cuba's northern shore.
  • Day 11

    Congress all goes to the White House for a meeting with Kennedy. They see the photographic evidence of the Soviet missile installations. The congressional leaders agree to support but advocate stronger action.
    The President speaks to the nation in a televised speech and announcing the presence of nuclear missile sites in Cuba. Actions they took: U.S. military forces go to DEFCON 3.
  • Day 12

    Kennedy ordered six Crusader jets to fly over cuba at a low altitude. Congress approves the quarantine against Cuba.
    By the end of the day U.S. ships had take position by the quarantine line 800 miles from Cuba.
    Late that evening the President sends Robert Kennedy to Soviet embassy to talk with Ambassador Dobrynin.
    Kennedy got a letter from Khrushchev and which Khrushchev comments that there is a "serious threat to peace and security of peoples." President decides pull the quarantine line back
  • Day 13

    Day 13
    Soviet ships were in route to Cuba with unknown cargo.
    Military forces go to DEFCON 2 the highest ever in U.S. history.
  • Day 14

    Kennedy sent a letter Khrushchev laying the responsibility for the crisis on the Soviet Union.
    CIA discusses a proposal to withdraw U.S. missiles from Turkey in exchange for the withdrawal of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
  • Day 15

    The Soviet ship Marucla is cleared through the quarantine.
    During an CIA meeting, Kennedy says that he believes the quarantine alone can not force the Soviet government to remove its weapons from Cuba. Khrushchev sends another letter to Kennedy saying to removing his missiles and if Kennedy would publicly announce never to invade Cuba.
  • The end

    Khrushchev announced over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba.