After that, an insane United States Air Force General called Jack Ripper ordered an officer named Lionel Mandrake to initiate an alert in their military base. At the same time in the Pentagon, the leader George C. Scott and his officers were in a state of shock when Ripper made that order. They were in a situation of a surprise because Ripper had to take permission before starting any military attack. After that incident, Jack Ripper continued in acting like a President by commanding new things. He ordered the B-52 crew who was trying to deliver some cargo to attack the Soviet Union with the nuclear weapons they have.
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".
In 1962 American Jupiter missiles were in Turkey, which were in range to attack soviet targets. With both sides well armed and ready to strike, America realised that they would be in an all out nuclear war against Russia, this must be avoided for this would escalate the war making it a hot war. After both Kennedy and the soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had a long negotiation, an agreement was reached between Kennedy and Khrushchev. Publicly, the Soviets would disarm their Ballistic missiles in Cuba and return
Identification and evaluation of sources "Was the Bay of Pigs invasion the main cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis?" is the question that this investigation will solely focus on responding to. The evidence to accurate answers to the question are what appeared on the lines of investigation while searching for the causes of events that lead to the crisis. Thus, two sources are of particular significance to the investigation: My Life by Fidel Castro and Meeting Sheds New Lights On Cuban Missile Crisis article written by Richard Bernstien, as they both explicitly state the causes of the crisis and provide an overall hindsight about what happened afterwards. Source: An article from The New York Times: Meeting Sheds New Lights On Cuban Missile Crisis.
On May 1972, Nixon and Brezhnev from Moscow, limited anti-ballistic missiles into two departments with the SALT I agreement. After the U.S. backed Israel in its war against Syria and Egypt which had been trying to regain territory lost in the Six-Day War, the Arab nations imposed an oil embargo, which strictly limited oil in the U.S. and caused a fuel crisis. As if that wasn't enough, he was also involved in the Watergate Scandal which involved the abuse of power and bribery, The scandal was when people broke into the Democratic National Committee under the direction of White House
The outcome of the movie, The Hunt for Red October, was that the US Navy on the USS Dallas and the Soviet Navy on the Red October were able to successfully destroy the enemy submarine, the V. K. Konovalov. Without the CIA analyst and former Marine, Jack Ryan’s convincing that the Red Octobers captain was trying to defect, the Soviet Union would have launched missiles on the United States east coast. The teamwork of the Navy’s caused the enemy submarine to be dismantled. The movie portrayed battles between two Soviet Union submarines, the Red October, the V. K. Konovalov, and a United States submarine, the USS Dallas. The movie was in the era of The Cold War, when United States had tensions with the Soviet Union.
All of this took place near Aramil in the Soviet Union. The objective behind, what you call a successful mission, was to intercept America’s U-2 spy aircraft, basically messing up their mission. An American U-2 spy plane is shot down while conducting espionage over the Soviet Union. The incident derailed an important summit meeting between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev that was scheduled for later that month. The U-2 Incident is very significant, not just to the cold war, but to the United States of America because Nikita Khruschev wanted to wreck relations between the two countries, Eisenhower was president at the time, and Khruschev announced that he would no longer deal with the United States of America until Eisenhower was out of
The Cuban Missile Address is delivered October 22nd, 1962 in the Presidential office through a major radio and television address (Podell, Anzovin, and States United 705). Historically, it is worth mentioning that United States had attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro, who was at the time Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, in at least two occasions known as the Bay of Pigs Operation and Operation Mongoose, because of his communist regime and close relationship with the Soviet Union (Pious). Then, after the Bay of Pigs incident, Fidel Castro urged Nikita Khrushchev, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to send support and weapons to Cuba, because of the fear of another attack to his person/regime, Nikita did by sending missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction, hence, this major crisis that lasted 14 days ending October 28, 1962 (Deinema and Leydesdorff). In addition, the target audience for this speech is the American people as President starts his speech with the phrase, “Good evening, my fellow citizens” (Kennedy); however, the secondary audience would be the Cuban people, whom he describes as captive people, the Soviet Union leaders, whom he directly addresses and even quotes, and Fidel Castro of course (Kennedy). As noted above, the cultural, socio-political context is important to understand the seriousness of this crisis and
In consequence to this threatening attack of the U.S. Castro approached Khrushchev for economic and military support to stand up against Kennedy. Khrushchev and Castro thought that the Soviet missiles landing in Cuba would be the perfect recipe to get to an advantage in the war against Capitalism, and secure Socialist Cuba at the same time. In this manner, Castro and the Cubans were being defensive in their action of seeking help from the Soviet Union and merely placing nuclear missiles in Cuba; it cannot be termed to be aggression against the United States of America if it was a measure undertaken to secure a nation. It is safe to start by turning the tables and looking back to the time when the US was in the shoes of USSR. Was there anything wrong about the British becoming allies, and seeking for the help from the
On September 9, 1945, Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third Fleet, was publicly quoted as stating that the atomic bomb was used because the scientists had a “toy and they wanted to try it out…” He further stated that “the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment” and that it was“a mistake to ever drop it.” By all the evidence and information we have above, it shows us that to end the WWII is not really the reason for U.S. to drop that bombs on Japan. The evidence above had also said Japan already was prepared and ready to surrender. The bombs are totally unnecessary. Those evidence make dropped bombs be not