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CIA, Cuban Developments – 08/31/1962

In this report for the Special Group, the CIA reported on recent exile raids on Havana. They were quickly put down by the Cuban government, but the CIA judged that “these incidents have given Havana the jitters.” A U.S. naval aircraft on a routine mission had been fired upon by Cuban patrol vessels twelve miles off Cuba’s northern coast. And in the context of responding to President Kennedy’s press conference statement opposing military intervention in Cuba at that time, the Soviet news agency TASS had linked Cuba with Turkey and Iran: “The USSR is far from delighted with what is going on in neighboring Turkey and Iran” where U.S. military bases represented “a direct threat to the security of the USSR.”


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