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US spy plane shot down over USSR On May 1st, 1960, a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the SovietAir Defence Forces while performing air reconnaissance deep into the Soviet territory. The spy plane was hit by a missile. The pilot parachuted out and was captured as soon as he hit the ground. Initially, the U.S claimed that this incident was just a loss of a civilian weather research aircraft controlled by NASA but eventually were forced to admit the plane’s true purpose after the Soviet Government had produced the plane’s surveillance footage. I believe this was a significant moment due to it heightening the tensions between these two superpowers. There was always a tension between the USSR and U.S.A but this was heightened not just due to the U.S.A spying but also showing the USSR that they could not trust the States. Nikita Khrushchev used the American’s misstep to mock them and embarrass their administrationCuban Missile CrisisThe Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the biggest moments in the Cold War. It was a 13 day political and military standoff between the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This standoff was over the nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles away from U.S. Shores. On October 22, 1962,President John Kennedy notified Americans about the presence of missiles, He explained that he made the decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba and made it clear the U.S. that he was completely prepared to use military force if necessary to neutralize this threat to their national security. Following this news, many Americans feared that the whole world was on the brink of nuclear war. They believed that at any moment those missiles would

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