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  1. By Jacob Schofel, Ross Cohen, and John Walker Cuban Missile Crisis

  2. Context • Cuba and USSR allied • USaided Bay of Pigs • US has missile bases in Turkey • Castro states USSR will defend Cuba • US place missiles in West

  3. Threat Analysis • USSR warns an attack on Cuba means war with the USSR • Missiles can hit most of the continental united states • Cuba is about 90 miles off US coast

  4. Airstrikes on Cuba • Advantages • Deactivation of Cuban Missiles • Limited American Casualties • Disadvantages • Strong Possibility of Military Response • Communism Remains in Cuba

  5. Land Invasion • Advantages • Disarming of Missiles in Cuba • Removal of Communism in Cuba • Disadvantages • High US casualties • USSR retaliatory response • Slow process

  6. No Action • Advantages • No Military Conflict • Disadvantages • Doesn’t Immediately Remove Missiles • Reveals US Knowledge • USSR Lack of Cooperation • USSR will deny missile sites

  7. Naval Quarantine • Advantages • No Military Action • Political and Economic Pressures • Disadvantages • Encounter with Submarine • Doesn't Immediately Remove Missiles

  8. Works Cited Chomsky, Noam. "Cuban Missile Crisis: How the US Played Russian Roulette with Nuclear War." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. "Cuban Missile Crisis." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. "The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962 - 1961–1968 - Milestones - Office of the Historian." The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962 - 1961–1968 - Milestones - Office of the Historian. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. "Cuban Missile Crisis: Summary." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.