Geographically things were going to be bad. If the Soviets and Americans launched their nukes it would be devastating to the earth. Destroying the earth 's atmosphere and making a real life fallout situation. JFK decided to blockade Cuba surrounding the island in ships. This could have led to starvation in Cuba but the Cuban missile crisis barely lasted 2 weeks.
But in 21th century, China grew vertically, and the North Korea started to their nuclear test. Also, after President George W. Bush declared ‘War on Terror’, the Middle East countries, especially Iran became a magazine. So even though the whole world wants denuclearization but United States still needs nuclear weapons. North Korea is one of most dangerous country in the world. If South Korea have a nuclear weapon, it would be easy to deter North Korea.
During the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis took place. It was when two superpowers were close to causing a nuclear war. Its main origin was when the United States invaded Cuba, on April 10, 1961; which is also known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. After the invasion, previous Prime Minister; Fidel Castro of Cuba, was ‘paranoid’ because he felt like America was planning another attack. So in order to protect his nation, he sought military and economic help from the Soviet Union.
It also reminds us that it is impossible to escape from the truth of the world today. In 1962, President Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev stood face to face as soon as they have agreed. If they did not agree it would be a world war III. The movie shows real the fact that, it is hard to believe, this confrontation could be ended in nuclear war.
The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in the month of October, 1962 when American-Soviet relations were tested by the installation of nuclear missiles in Cuba by the Soviet Union. Many historians point to this moment in time as the closest the United States and the Soviets ever came to nuclear war. The tensions began to rise once the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, supported by the American government, failed to remove Fidel Castro from power in Cuba. As a result, Castro was open for the Soviet Premier Khrushchev to place troops and nuclear missiles to threaten the United States. Khrushchev considered this justifiable because of the American missiles positioned in Turkey.
It was also because of the brutal ways that Spain was using to deal with the Cuban rebels. The U.S thus stepped in and helped Cuba gain it independence from the Spanish. The war involved a series of war and bloodshed both on the side of the U.S and Spain. The U.S thus won the war leading to the Spanish leaving Cuba. The war also set a stage for other policies in the U.S and reflected the development that had been experienced in the 19th Century.
Batista's acts and his dictatorial regime was long-term political causes that invoked the Cuban revolution. On March 10th, 1952, Batista faced the possibility of not being elected as the president so he seized power through a military coup. He expelled the president, cancelled the 1952 election and took control of the government. Historian Arthur Schlesinger described Batista's government as "Batista's policies and his corrupted government was an open invitation to revolution." Batista showed his dictatorial attitudes through taking control of the university, the press and the Congress.
The Cold War period following the end of World War II saw tensions between superpowers the United States of America (USA) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) spread to other countries geographically far-removed from either power. This occurred through proxy wars, in which belligerents sharing their respective ideologies (of either Communism or Capitalism) were supported significantly by these superpowers and their allies. One such Cold War proxy war was the Angolan Civil War (1975-2002 (neither power still involved then, exclude?)), fought (mainly) between two local parties for control of Angola after the country had secured its independence from Portugal in 1974. The groups in question were the communist MPLA, supported by the USSR and Cuba, and the capitalist-sympathising UNITA which was supported by the USA and South Africa. One decisive battle of (occurred during, but not directly MPLA v UNITA,more SADF v
Before the Cold War, Truman had been the one to make the final decision to use the first nuclear bomb and he saw the devastation it had brought with it. Eisenhower formerly was a general in the U.S. military. He believed that Truman’s preferred methods didn’t go far enough. During his time in office, Kennedy brought new ideas and methods in combating communism.
Unlike the Vietnam War, the missile crisis jeopardized the American way of life, which is why America acted. Former President John F. Kennedy, before meeting a gruesome death, addressed the issue that plagued the nation. In Kennedy’s Oval Office Address, he explains that since the end of World War 2, America “shows that we have no desire to conquer any other nation,” demonstrating America’s peacefulness (Kennedy). Although America will not invade any country, Kennedy’s actions to defend America from Cuban missiles should be the epitome of what every striving president should be. Not to interfere with foreign affairs, but if ever threatened America should be ready to defend
He became the first President to use the atomic bomb when he ordered the attack of Japan`s two cities Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. The weight of his decision, debated as reasonable or otherwise, understandably troubled him, and influenced his choices leaning toward the reduction of arms; for both the United States and the Soviet Union. He took actions similar to Carl von Clausewitz`s ideas on limited warfare and force in his attempts to resolve Cold War problems, though there was never proof to that he was directly inspired by Clausewitz. Limited warfare would require the nations to withhold their power to a degree in order to maintain the health of society, and assure that the world would not receive any damage that it could not possibly recover from.
With the recent creation of nuclear bombs, no one knew the magnitude of the damage that would be caused, but everybody for sure feared it. The Cold War went on for many years beyond the 1960’s, and the amount of fear felt by millions remained. Modern warfare, compared to warfare in the 1960’s, has changed drastically. The modern war fought was the war in Iraq after 9/11. The war in Iraq began March 19, 2003, and began with the bombing of Baghdad after other means had failed (“The War on Terrorism…” 1-4).
The Taliban was asked to hand over Bin Laden because the terrorist organization would then be unable to operate without its leader, but they refused to cooperate. Their claim was that the United States has not given any evidence proving that Bin Laden had been behind 9/11. An interview of Bin Laden saying, “‘If inciting people to [suicide bomb] is terrorism […], then let history be witness that we are terrorist’” (Bin Laden 's Sole Post-September 11 TV Interview Aired par. 6) that aired shortly after the tragic day and the Islamic religious ruling Bin Laden had written which urged Muslims to attack the U.S. were provided.
Military The Cuban military has prepared for an invasion by the United States since the early 1980 's. Anticipating an invasion by the United States, Cuba constructed miles of tunnels to counter any invasion. The tunnels would allow the protection of ground forces from most air threats, provide an emergency escape route and could possibly become an operational challenge to an opposing force. Cuba’s military has faced numerous downfalls in its past. The collapse of the Soviet Union deprived the Cuban military of its major economic and logistic support and had a significant impact on the state of military equipment.