New PDF release: The Nuclear Hoax: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the Cuban

By Servando Gonzalez

the development often called the Cuban missile concern, the best of all chilly struggle crises, is a milestone within the historical past of the chilly conflict. based on a few analysts, by no means within the historical past of mankind used to be the area so with regards to overall annihilation.
but, there's maybe no unmarried occasion in fresh background as perplexing as this one. After greater than part a century, there are nonetheless many questions that stay unanswered. Why did Khrushchev hazard rather a lot? What used to be his final objective? Why did he withdraw so speedy? Why did he now not retaliate at different delicate issues, like Berlin? Why did President Kennedy now not grab the heaven-sent chance to do away with Castro? Why did the U.S. settle for the shoot down of a U-2 airplane over Cuba with no taking retaliatory activities? Who shot down the U-2, and less than what stipulations did it ensue? Why did Kennedy let the Soviet ships to depart Cuba unmolested, with no boarding them to bodily make certain that the canvas-covered items on deck have been really missiles and their nuclear warheads on their as far back as the U.S.S.R.?
based on the writer, the most questions of the challenge have eluded passable solutions, first, simply because lots of the analysts who've studied it have missed the genuine Cuban function within the occasion, fairly the Russo-Cuban family members sooner than the obstacle; secondly, simply because a suite of preconceived notions — just like the one assuming that Khrushchev used to be packed with love for Castro — have acted as a smoke reveal, blurring the entire photo; and, ultimately, as the primary query concerning the concern, specifically, why Khrushchev put in strategic nuclear missiles in Cuba, has been erroneously formulated. for that reason, it's been very unlikely to discover the fitting solution to a query, while the query itself is wrong.

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