Cold War: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
3a According to the US reports, what kind of equipment has been installed in Cuba?
3b Explain how much of a threat the missiles in Cuba seem to pose.

Analysis and Interpretation
3c Are the British experts sure that the Americans are right?
3d Here is another part of the report:
"The assessment is based entirely on photographic evidence so far released to us by the US authorities … Our preliminary comments below are based on the immediate advice of staff officers working in this field who have had a brief opportunity to study some of the more significant original photographic cover".
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    A report by the British Joint Intelligence Committee on Soviet missiles in Cuba, October 26th 1962

    A report by the British Joint Intelligence Committee on Soviet missiles in Cuba, October 26th 1962
    A report by the British Joint Intelligence Committee on Soviet missiles in Cuba, October 26th 1962