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CIA, Cuban Developments – 08/29/1962

In this report for the Special Group, the CIA included a map specifying eight locations in Cuba where Soviet personnel and equipment were concentrated and construction underway. It noted: “During the past six weeks there have been some 80 voyages to Cuban ports by bloc vessels and by a substantial number of ships under Communist charter. Deliveries of industrial equipment, foodstuffs and other nonmilitary items are being made on the chartered vessels, because, we suspect, many of the Soviet ships are hauling military gear.” The report also reported analysts’ belief that the Cuban Air Force now had an inventory of 58 MiGs and that Che Guevara had received the red carpet treatment when he arrived in Moscow.


Source Archive: National Security Files, box 46, John F. Kennedy Library.