Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis
Melvin A. Goodman Melvin A. Goodman is professor of international security studies Washington., The Christian Science Monitor
MASSIVE new deployments of American force in the Persian Gulf create a new level of risk and raise the question of whether we can learn from other flash-point situations that faced this country.
The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 is an example. It helps to remember that US participants in that crisis had information not available to the informed public but still lacked conclusive data on Soviet and Cuban actions. At the same time, the public was unaware of the Kennedy administration's secret efforts to resolve the crisis without the use of military force. Finally, both Soviets and Americans made judgment errors in trying to analyze the intentions and behavior of the other …
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Publication information: Article title: Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis. Contributors: Melvin A. Goodman Melvin A. Goodman is professor of international security studies Washington. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 27, 1990. Page number: 18. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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