Cuban Missile Crisis

After receiving intelligence on the presence of nuclear missiles in Cuba, President Kennedy and an advisory team plan a blockade of Soviet ships to avoid the transfer of missiles from Cuba to the Soviets. The blockade is successful, and the imminent threat of nuclear war is avoided.


Meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, October 29, 1962. Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.