First, they needed to make sure the leaders approved and revised it so no miscommunications would happen and someone would get the wrong idea and begin world nuclear war. President Kennedy said something a little more different. He said the U.S. would call off the quarantine and promise not to invade Cuba if the Soviet Union disassemble the missiles on the island and remover them under U.N. (United Nations) inspection. Khrushchev also wanted to have the U.S. remove their
Another reason why America was aggressive is because for example, when there was a meeting on what action the US should take against Cuba and USSR, three out of the four proposals were ones that could probably cause another war. One of the proposals was to destroy the Soviet missiles in Cuba by an airstrike, which is a very intense act. Furthermore, another reason why I agree with Cuba’s point of view, is because America was unfair with its ‘regulations’ with Cuba. Castro was not allowed to keep Soviet missiles in his land, because Kennedy stated that it was a threat to the security of the US. While on the other hand, the US had all the nuclear power to fire at Cuba at any time without any conditions.
With his advisers, he decided on a naval blockade to prevent Russian ships delivering the missiles for the Cuban sites. Monday 22 October Kennedy announces a naval blockade of Cuba. B52 nuclear bombers are deployed, so that one-eighth of them are airborne all the time. Kennedy warns of a full retaliatory response, if any missile is launched from Cuba. Tuesday 23 October Khrushchev explains that the missile sites are "solely to defend Cuba against the attack of an aggressor".
Japanese carrier-based planes sank a U.S destroyer and oiler. Planes from Lexington and Yorktown destroyed the Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho. ( Lewis “The Battle of the Coral Sea”) The Japanese spotter who located the American fleet on 8 May flew back and radioed in the details. Japanese fighters and bombers took off, but the spotter pilot was so anxious to make sure that they found their targets that he guided them back, despite knowing that he would not have enough fuel to return to his carrier and land. We can only presume that he crashed and died at sea.
Summery “The President Has Been Shot”! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy describes the life of John F. Kennedy including his childhood, his presidency and all the event leading up to his assassination. John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in May of 1917. John became a Navy Lieutenant and served in the Pacific during World War 2. In September 1953 he married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, an educated, elegant young lady.
As a result, the United States feared that the Soviet influence of communism would spread in Cuba and then other neighboring countries in the Americas. Furthermore, the United States believed that the Soviets were attempting to establish Communist government that would threaten its power and influence in Latin America. In response, the United States took action as a precaution by organizing the training of Cuban exiles and cutting purchases of Cuban sugar. However, Cuba responded back by nationalizing U.S. banks and companies that made lots of profits from exploiting Cuba’s resources. In a way, the trade embargo served as a method to
Cuba then decided that they would go under quarantine which at the time was seen as an act of war. Both Presidents came to an agreement that they would not invade or destroy any parts of cuba unless they had a direct provocation to do so. This event ended after a few days on the 18th of october and this very much avoided a nuclear war. The bay of pigs ( april 17th , 1961) Cuba decided to launch an invasion on the south of cuba on a beach .This invasion was formed when all the american companies within cuba had stopped all the imports of cuban sugar and aid to cuba. The USSR had a new trade agreement and this became forces with the communist.
In 1952 the US got involved after Nicaragua solicited U.S. assistance to overthrow the Guatemalan leader, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. President Truman authorized the shipment of weapons and money to anti-Arbenz groups. But, within five weeks the operation to topple Arbenz quickly fizzled when representatives loyal to the president uncovered the plot and took steps to solidify their power. Later Eisenhower sought to defend American interests abroad with an increase in funds for nuclear weapons and covert operations. After that, convinced that Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America.
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.
Kennedy, also referred to as JFK, was a American politician who became the 35th president of the United States. Before he was involved with politics, he attended Harvard University before he joined the United States Naval in 1941. He made history by becoming the youngest man and first Roman Catholic to be inaugurated into the White House . According to “History” they state that “Kennedy actively fought communism in the world, ordering the controversial Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba and sending thousands of U.S. military “advisors” to Vietnam”. (history.com) Sadly, before his term ended he was assassinated by a fatal shot in November 22, 1963 at Dallas, Texas during a ride in a motorcade, but even fifty years later after the tragic event many Americans have different conspiracy theories about who had killed him, and if it had been planned by the government.
To fulfill their selfish goals, the United States initiated Operation Ajax in 1953. Operation Ajax was a plan created by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to overthrow Mohammad Mosaddiq, a popular Iranian prime minister at the time. The plan was for an American general to take his place after the Shah (Mohammad Rezi Pahlavi) signed a royal decree which would rid him of Mosaddiq and appoint the American general. This change in leadership would allow the United States to be able to have greater influence in Iran and have greater access to Iranian oil. However, Mosaddiq publicly announced that there was a coup and had the American general arrested.
 The idea of containment was first proposed by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan, during the presidency of U.S. president Harry S. Truman, to stop the spread of communism.  Kennan proposed that the United States aid in the development of democratic countries by giving them economic and political support, military equipment and training, and also waging war against communist regimes if necessary. Rebels would be given support so that they could overthrow the ruling communist governments. Kennan 's ideas were heavily criticized by newspapers, but his idea of blocking the expansion of Soviet influence remained a key interest and main strategy of the United States throughout the Cold War. Containment was first used during the Korean War in which NATO forces intervened and fought off North Korean and Chinese forces from taking over all of Korea and creating a communist government.