Cuban Missile Crisis Essay

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1 –
Give in to Soviet Demands, but secretly agree to withdraw missiles.

Pros –
Will prevent war and invasions.
Will reveal if Khrushchev is actually the head of the government or a puppet.

Cons –
Will reveal that they have out of date technology in the missiles in Turkey.
May be too late.
It may start a continuous trade between Soviets and America.

2 –
Attack the Cuban missile sites with airstrikes –

Pros –
Chance of eliminating sites.
Less casualties than if invasion occurred.

Cons –
High risk to those involved.
Little survival rate.
Will begin a war between America and the Soviets.
Will still be military activity in the area.
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This option results in the best possible outcome out of your possible options. The outcome of this agreement would include no casualties, no cost to the United States (Besides the removal of the missiles from Turkey) and the ability to avoid war.

As has been an idea for an extended period of time, we have an opportunity to perform an airstrike on the Cuban missile site. This will be considered an act of war and will not go unnoticed by the Soviet leaders; the resulting outcome without a doubt will be war. This risk that we may take comes at no small risk. We as a country will risk our countless pilot’s lives and seeing as it is such a high risk, the chance is there will be many lives lost and many aircrafts shot down, this poses a high cost to our country financially and to our nation’s people. Although there are risks, the outcome is the chance to eliminate the missile sites in Cuba before they’re operational. This will result in the removal of a threat to the American population as a whole and a mighty blow to the Soviet’s power.

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