|Telegram from the British ambassador in the USA to the British Foreign Office about missile bases in Cuba, 25 October 1962|
|(Catalogue ref: FO 371/162380)|
FROM WASHINGTON TO FOREIGN OFFICE
United States Intelligence has identified the following numbers and types of Soviet missile sites in Cuba according to information given to us today by Pentagon and C.I.A.
(a) Medium-range missiles
(b) Ground-to-air missiles.
SA2 missile scheme. Twenty-four sites each with six launchers. Fully operational.
(c) Coast defence missile sites (range 35 nautical miles). Three identified.
2. Q.S. Intelligence has not revealed to us location of sites, but Pentagon official has stated that information in article in Washington Post of October 25 (copy by bag) is generally accurate so far as it goes.
Foreign Office pass U.K. Del. N.A.T.O., Havana and Moscow as my telegrams Nos. 218, 77 and 323 respectively.
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