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American Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis
A look at the role of American intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
# 131747 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US


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This paper gives an in-depth analysis of the role of American intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis. The paper further examines the shortcomings of the U.S. intelligence community in the last-half of 1962 which it cites as having made the Cuban Missile Crisis as frightful as it was. At the same time, while directing the reader to the CIA's failings the paper will considers President John F. Kennedy and argues that Kennedy's skepticism towards anything coming from the CIA made him phlegmatic in addressing the Soviet threat only about 90 miles from the continental United States.

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"The role of American intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis has long been a topic of discussion among scholars. With that in mind, the following several pages will look at how the shortcomings - even lassitude - of the U.S. intelligence community in the last-half of 1962 made the Cuban Missile Crisis as frightful as it was. At the same time, while directing the reader to the CIA's failings (including, briefly, the failings of its then-director, John McCone), the paper will also turn its attention to President John F. Kennedy and argue that Kennedy's skepticism towards anything coming from the CIA made him phlegmatic in addressing the..."

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APA Format

American Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis (2007, December 01) Retrieved June 24, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/american-intelligence-and-the-cuban-missile-crisis-131747/

MLA Format

"American Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis" 01 December 2007. Web. 24 June. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/american-intelligence-and-the-cuban-missile-crisis-131747/>

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