Soviet premier nikita khrushchev agrees to remove the missiles, and a nuclear war is averted with the resolving of the cuban missile crisis other interesting facts the united states had 170 intercontinental ballistic missiles (icbm), while the soviets had only 75. The cuban missile crisis was a pivotal moment in the cold war fifty years ago the united states and the soviet union stood closer to armageddon than at any other moment in history in october 1962 president john f kennedy was informed of a u-2 spy-plane’s discovery of soviet nuclear-tipped missiles in cuba.
The cuban missile crisis, also known as the october crisis of 1962 (spanish: crisis de octubre), the caribbean crisis (russian: карибский кризис, tr karibsky krizis, ipa: [kɐˈrʲipskʲɪj ˈkrʲizʲɪs]), or the missile scare, was a 13-day (october 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the united states and the soviet union concerning american ballistic missile deployment in italy and turkey with consequent soviet ballistic missile deployment in cuba. The cuban missile crisis—known as the october crisis or the missile scare in cuba and the caribbean crisis in the former ussr—was a 13-day confrontation in october 1962 between the soviet union and cuba on one side and the united states on the other side. Arguably, the most dangerous moment in the crisis was not recognized until the cuban missile crisis havana conference, in october 2002 attended by many of the veterans of the crisis, they all learned that on october 27, 1962, uss beale had tracked and dropped signaling depth charges (the size of hand grenades) on b-59 , a soviet project 641 (nato designation foxtrot ) submarine.
During the cuban missile crisis, leaders of the us and the soviet union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in october 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed soviet missiles on cuba, just 90 miles from us shores. Cuban missile crisis the cuban missile crisis—known as the october crisis or the missile scare in cuba and the caribbean crisis in the former ussr—was a 13-day confrontation in october 1962 between the soviet union and cuba on one side and the united states on the other side. The cuban missile crisis, october 1962 the cuban missile crisis of october 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the united states and the soviet union during the cold war and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.
I recommend this book if you're a fan of alternate history or if you're familiar with the cuban missile crisis at less than an academic level readers more familiar with the history of the crisis are advised to skip the first third and begin directly with the alternate history portions of the story. Cuban missile crisis, (october 1962), major confrontation that brought the united states and the soviet union close to war over the presence of soviet nuclear-armed missiles in cuba cuban missile crisis overview of the cuban missile crisis and its effect on germany, 1962. Based on classified soviet archives, including the files of nikita khrushchev and the kgb, one hell of a gamble offers a riveting play-by-play history of the cuban missile crisis from american and soviet perspectives simultaneously.
The result of the cuban missile crisis was an increasing buildup of nuclear weapons that continued until the end of the cold war air force general curtis lemay was less sanguine because the us had already been limiting its above ground tests while the soviets had been increasing their own.