island to overthrow a fictitious dictator whose name, Ortsac, was Castro spelled backwards. 24 The Soviet codename was Operation Anadyr. 7 Balance of power edit When Kennedy ran for president in 1960, one of his key election issues was an alleged " missile gap " with the Soviets leading. 109 The decision to launch these required agreement from all three officers on board, but one of them, Vasili Arkhipov, objected and so the nuclear launch was narrowly averted. Eleven days later, however, the first Soviet medium-range ballistic missiles arrived. Naval Aviation History Office. Day 3: Wednesday, October 17, in order to maintain secrecy, Kennedy followed his planned schedule. 33 On October 7, Cuban President Osvaldo Dortics Torrado spoke at the UN General Assembly : "If.
In all, sixty missiles and their warheads were transported to Cuba. Blight, James.; David. Consequently, Kennedy broke off no public engagements for the next four days. U-2 spyplanes found S-75 Dvina (nato designation SA-2 ) surface-to-air missile sites at eight different locations. Thomas Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, said, "A guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world." Fifty years after the crisis, Graham.
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