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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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Khrushchev's Miscalculated Risk Thumbnail

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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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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JCS Decisions During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Chronology of JCS Decisions Concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis – 1/4/1963

This January 1963 report details JCS decisions and actions during Cuban Missile Crisis and its aftermath.

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Cuban Missile Crisis Operational Aspects

The Cuban Crisis: Operational Aspects – 12/26/1962

This December 1962 Pentagon report reviews the operational aspects of the military’s response to the threat posed by the Soviet military deployment in Cuba.

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Lehman Report

Lehman Report on CIA on the Soviet Build-up in Cuba – 11/14/1962

Scan of the original report by CIA official Richard Lehman on CIA handling of the Soviet build-up in Cuba.

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DCI Report to PFIAB

Director of Central Intelligence Report to PFIAB on Cuban Arms Build-up

An inter-agency review of intelligence agency performance in the lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, presented by the Director of Central Intelligence.

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