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CIA, Cuban Highlights – 09/14/1962

During a news conference the previous day, President Kennedy had repeated the administration’s finding that the military buildup in Cuba did not currently constitute a serious threat. But he also issued a blunt warning that if that changed, “then this country will do whatever must be done to protect its own security and that of its allies.”

A good portion of this CIA report the Special Group focused on Soviet, Cuban, and American reaction to the president’s statement. Analysts also reported new evidence of SAM sites being constructed near Guantanamo Bay.


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