Essay on Present Day Cuban Missile Crisis

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Present Day Cuban Missile Crisis
On the morning of October 16, 1962, President John F. Kennedy received confirmation that Russia has placed missiles and atomic weapons on the island of Cuba. The ensuing 13 days would become an extremely intense and dangerous period for the American people. Fast forward 51 years and it would seem as though the American government is dealing with a very similar set of circumstances. The North Korean government has embarked on a very serious journey to develop and usenuclear weapons,with the primary target being South Korea and the United States bases within that country. Comparing these two events is difficult because the situation in Korea has not been resolved. However, by using the Cuban missile crisis
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This committee became known as the Executive Committee of the National Security Council or “Ex Comm” for short. The following is a list of the committee members as described by Robert F. Kennedy.
“…included Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John McCone; Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon; President Kennedy’s advisor on national-security affairs, McGeorge Bundy; Presidential Counsel Ted Sorensen; Under Secretary of State George Ball; Deputy Under Secretary of State U. Alexis Johnson; General Maxwell Taylor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Edward Martin, Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America; originally, Chip Bohlen, who, after the first day, left to become Ambassador to France and was Succeeded by Llewellyn Thompson as the advisor on Soviet affairs; Roswell Gilpatric, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Paul Nitze, Assistant Secretary of Defense; and, intermittently at various meetings, Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson; Adlai Stevenson, Ambassador to the United Nations; Ken O’Donnell, Special Assistant to the President; and Don Wilson, who was Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency.”
Once all the intelligence had been laid out, the Ex Comm began working tirelessly to develop an appropriate course of action. The president made the wise decision of

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