Kennedy’s Evidence

Low-level aerial photos confirmed that Soviet nuclear missiles were in Cuba in 1962

This oblique, aerial view of a Soviet missile site, taken at an undisclosed location during the crisis, shows movers used to haul missiles inland after delivery by Soviet cargo ship, oxidizer tanks used for their fueling, missile erectors, and shelters. (NASM)

Soviet Minister

(National Archives and Records Administration)

During the crisis, Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko (far right on couch, gesturing) along with deputy minister Seyemenov (left) and ambassador of the USSR Dobrynin (center) meet with President Kennedy, seated in his famous rocking chair. Kennedy held extensive aerial intelligence about the missiles, but did not reveal his hand to the Soviets.


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