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How exactly is a deterrent supposed to work if the US wasn't supposed to find out about them?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 05:59:35 PM EST
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At least now Cuba can get the missiles much more openly, since I've been told from an authoritative level that every nation is free to make it's own security arrangements. Them's the rules, right?
by pelgus on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 06:07:53 PM EST
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U2 incident Gary Powers happened in the last year of Eisenhower presidency ... espionage through reconnaissance, and quality of photography was superb. This surprised the Soviets, the technology was recovered from the wreckage.

    High-altitude U-2 spy planes began making reconnaissance flights over the USSR in 1956, giving the U.S. its first detailed look at Soviet military facilities.

The move of missiles into Cuba had to be a clandestine operation under the nose of US Navy and Coastguard, the Soviets succeeded. After the U2 overflights above Cuba the missiles bases were uncovered, the US implemented a strict embargo around Cuba, entering all ships. A complete mess ... the ballistic missiles in Turkey were removed in the negotiated deal. That too had to be kept quiet in agreement with the Kennedy administration. 😖 🇷🇺 🇨🇺

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 09:58:19 PM EST
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