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Pentagon satellite photograph showing a missile base on Cuba, 28 October 1962
(Popperfoto PPP30016884)
Popperfoto, PPP30016884; Pentagon satellite photo, 1962


  1. Looking at this photo, how much trouble have the Soviets taken to hide their activities from American reconnaissance?

  2. How did the Soviet missiles on Cuba change the balance of power between the USA and the USSR?

  3. Do you agree or disagree with the view that Kennedy had no real choice but to take firm action against the USSR over the missiles in Cuba? Explain your point of view.