The Relationship Between Operation Mongoose And The Cuban Missile Crisis

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The Kennedy administration would give it another try in 1961 and 1962 with Operation Mongoose which would even further put strain on the United States and Cuban relationship. During the one year period Operation Mongoose and the Cuban Missile Crisis would take center stage. It was brought to the attention of the administration by way of a U-2 spy plane that the Soviet Union was supplying materials and constructing nuclear missile sites on the island of Cuba. (Figure 2, Atomic Archive) The effective range of these missiles could reach as far as New York, Chicago, and possibly San Francisco. The imaging of the sites went unnoticed by Cuba and the Soviet Union and President Kennedy would then send a naval blockade around the island of Cuba.

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