Cuban Missile Crisis Essay

The Cuban missile crisis or also better known as the missile scare was one the treacherous occurrences in human history. This nerve-racking event took place in October of 1962 and was a dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. U.S discovered missile plants when a spy plane spotted the site. This caused a for an intense 13 day feud, the Soviet Union and the United States were both anxiously waiting to see which of the two would make the first move. The cold war was the closet we ever came to another World War, a nuclear world war at that. The dispute between the two all started when a U.S spy plane capture a photo that cause outbreak in both the United States and the Soviet Union. However, war …show more content…
Soviet Chairman Nikita Khrushchev was attempting to deploy nuclear warfare to Cuba. In addition to discovering the missiles for Americans officials, the urgency of the situation stemmed from the fact that the nuclear armed Cuban missiles were actually being installed so close to the United States mainland just approximately 90 miles south of Florida. Where the missiles were located they were capable of quickly reaching its target in the eastern part of the United States or more specifically the D.C area. If the missiles were to be operational, the missiles would alter the complexion of the nuclear rivalry between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics which had been dominated by the …show more content…
However, the Soviets had never attempted something like this. This would mean that they would have to come up with a carefully planned idea in order to succeed. The Soviet then came up with a method in which they called operation “Anadyr” which had two main goals were to deploy troops on the other side of the world and to defend Cuba against a possible American assault whether it be from air or sea. The “Anadyr” operation deployed roughly 50,000 Soviet soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Khrushchev’s goal was to announce the deployment publicly at the United Nations in November. Operation “Anadyr” was an operation that would have some information kept secret, leaving many including soldiers clueless. For example, Soviet commanders didn’t tell the troops that Cuba was actually their stopping place. Soviet commanders made it their goal to throw everyone off or direct their attention away from the actual goal. “Anadyr” was a code name that Soviet planners would hope that it would become known to western knowledge that way they would think that the operation would have something to do with the Arctic instead of the Caribbean which was the actual target. The one behind Operation was an army general by the name of Anatoly Ivanvich Gribkov. Gribkov knew that the United States have a great advantage over him and his army. In order for the soviets to prepare themselves they needed to equip themselves with more

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