President john f kennedy and his advisors must come

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President John F. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises U.S. military strikes against Cuba--which could lead the way to another U.S. invasion of the island. However, Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be prevented? In October 1962, the Soviet Union and the United States went eyeball to eyeball and came to the  brink of nuclear war. Surveillance photographs taken by a U-2 spy plane over Cuba revealed that  the Soviet Union was installing intermediate range ballistic missiles. Once operational, in about  10 days, the missiles would need only five minutes to reach Washington, D.C. President Kennedy  decided to impose a naval blockade. Soviet freighters were steaming toward Cuba. The president  realized that if the ships were boarded and their cargoes seized, the Soviet Union might regard  this as an act of war.  Soviet Premier Krushchev sent a signal that he might be willing to negotiate. In exchange for the  Soviets agreeing to remove the missiles, the United States publicly pledged not to invade Cuba  and secretly agreed to remove its aging missiles from Turkey.  After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cold War tensions eased. In July 1963, the United States, the  Soviet Union, and Britain approved a treaty to halt the testing of nuclear weapons in the  atmosphere, in outer space, or under water. The next month, the United States and Soviet Union  established a hot line providing a direct communication link between the White House and the  Kremlin. 
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