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Tactical Nuclear Weapons in the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this 2007 article, I address the issue of the tactical nuclear weapons (especially the FROGs/Lunas) during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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USIA Chronologies on Cuba, 1957-1963

These two chronologies prepared by the United States Information Agency outline key developments with Cuba between 1957 and 1963. Chronology of Important Events in United States-Cuba Relations, 1957-1962   Chronology of Cuban Events, 1963   Archival Source: National Security File, box 21, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 4/14/1965

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 3/24/1965

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 3/17/1965

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 3/10/1965

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 3/3/1965

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 2/24/1965

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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CIA, Weekly Cuban Summary – 2/17/1964

Archival Source: National Security File: Intelligence, Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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Soviet Venture in Cuba

The Soviet Missile Base Venture in Cuba, 1962 – 3/3/1964

This study prepared by the CIA in early 1964 focused on assessing Soviet calculations with regard to deploying Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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CIA, Cuba 1962: Khrushchev’s Miscalculated Risk – 02/13/1964

JFK called it “one hell of a gamble.” With a little less flourish, the analysts of the CIA called it a “miscalculated risk.” In this 156-page Top Secret report, prepared in February 1964, the staff of the Office of Research and Reports in the CIA’s Office of the Deputy Director (Intelligence) (DD/I) reviewed the evidence […]

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Stennis Committee Report

Stennis Committee Report

The report by the Stennis Committee investigating the Cuba military buildup was released in May 1963.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/26/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/25/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/24/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/21/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/20/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/19/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/18/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/17/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/16/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Cuban Training of Latin American Subversives – 3/16/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/15/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/13/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/12/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/23/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/11/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/22/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/10/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/9/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/8/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/7/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/6/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/5/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/4/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/3/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/2/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 3/1/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/28/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/27/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/26/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/25/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/24/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/23/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/22/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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CIA, Current Status of Soviet Forces in Cuba – 2/21/1963

Source Archive: National Security Files, box 47, John F. Kennedy Library.

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Robert McNamara, February 6, 1963

Special Cuba Briefing by the Department of Defense

Robert McNamara and DIA official Thomas Hughes give a televised intelligence briefing on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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JFK’s Telephone Calls – February 1963

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McGeorge Bundy Memorandum for the Record – 1/21/1963 8:20AM

Memoranda for the Record by JFK’s National Security Advisor, McGeorge Bundy – 1/20/63 8:20AM

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McGeorge Bundy Memorandum for the Record – 1/18/1963

Memoranda for the Record by JFK’s National Security Advisor, McGeorge Bundy – 1/18/63

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