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News Report on Cuba Military Buildup and Aftermath

From original release sheet:

At his News Conference, President Kennedy backs U.S. Intelligence and statements by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara that there has been no offensive build-up by the Russians in Cuba. He says the Administration’s estimates of arms in Cuba is based on comprehensive reports and emphasizes that certain Congressmen and Senators do not have these sources.

More Cuban Missile Crisis Videos

The United States Breaks Relations with Castro’s Cuba

Universal News report from January 5, 1961, on the United States cutting of relations with Fidel Castro’s Cuba.

   
Kennedy's Cuba Speech

News Report on President Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis Speech

October 22, 1962 » Universal News report on President Kennedy’s televised speech in which he revealed the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba and announced that he was ordering a naval quarantine of Cuba.

   

Homestead Air Force Base During the Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962 » Originally classified footage of Homestead Air Force Base operations during the Cuban Missile Crisis, including readying planes and weapons and visits by Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Curtis LeMay.

   
Cuban Missile Crisis News Report October 25, 1962

News Report on the Cuban Missile Crisis

An October 25, 1962, Universal News report on developments during the early stages of the public phase of the Cuban Missile Crisis and implementation of the U.S. naval quarantine of Cuba.

   
Cuban Missile Crisis Ships

Cuban Missile Crisis in 5 Minutes

This is a 5-minute compilation of Universal Newsreel footage from the Cuban Missile Crisis. It can serve as a quick introduction to how the Cuban Missile Crisis played in the American news.

   
Vasily Kuznetsov arriving at the United Nations

News Report on the Easing of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Video from Universal Newsreel report on the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis as the Soviets send Vasily Kuznetsov to lead their negotiating team.

   

McNamara Press Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis

November 1962 » Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara briefing the press at the Pentagon on the recent Cuban crisis. Color | Silent.

   

JFK Arrives at Homestead Air Force Base

November 26, 1962 » Footage of JFK arriving in Air Force One at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida, in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Color | No Sound.

   
Cuban Refugees News Report

News Report on Life in Castro’s Cuba

A January 28, 1963, news report on life in Castro’s Cuba and the life Cuban refugees were fleeing.

   
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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