Sources Pt. 1

Chang, Laurence; Koen, Peter, eds.
(1998). “Introduction”. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962:              A National Security Archive
Documents Reader (2nd Edu.). New York: New                          
Press. ISBN 978–56584-474-2.

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This primary source
contained information on how communication played an important role in the
resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It tells me about the letters sent
between Khrushchev and Kennedy within the book “Thirteen Days”.

 Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. “Address to the
nation.” Washington D.C. 22 Oct. 1962.

Thirteen Days is a book written by Robert F.
Kennedy, brother and advisor of President John F Kennedy. He served as Attorney
General of the US and was a chief advisor to Kennedy during the Missile Crisis.
He details his experience of the decision-making process of EXCOMM during Cuban
Missile Crisis and the result of Kennedy’s decision.


Kennedy Museum and Library, John F. “Cuban Missile Crisis.” John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and
Museum, 22 Oct. 2002,


         This Primary was basically an overview
of the Cuban Missile Crisis and was the first cites I went to to look for


Kennedy, John F.
“President Kennedy’s Letter to Premier Khrushchev.” Letter to Nikita                                   Khrushchev.
6 Nov. 1962. The Cuban Missile
Crisis, 1962: The Documents. National                     Security Archive, M.D. Web. 7 Jan. 2017


This was a letter written to Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev from US President John Kennedy. In this letter, Kennedy
asserts his position and the position of the United States after the discovery
of the missile sites in Cuba and states that the only way to defuse
the situation is for the USSR to remove their missiles from Cuba.


McAuliffe, Mary S.
“Meeting With Attorney General of the United States Concerning                               Cuba.” CIA, 19 Jan. 1962, McAuliffe, Mary S. “CIA
Documents                         for Cuban Missile Crisis.”, CIA, 6
Oct 1992,       for-the-study-        of-intelligence/chi-publications/books-and              monographs/Cuban%20Missile%20Crisis1962.pdf.

This pdf is a conversation between Attorney
General Robert F Kennedy concerning Cuban Missile Crisis

McNamara, Robert S. Notes on October 21, 1962 Meeting with
the President. Washington D.C               
National Security Archive, ND PDF.

These were notes taken by Secretary of
Defense Robert S. McNamara on a military briefing during the Cuban Missile
Crisis. The President is in the company of many of his generals and military
leaders and they provide him with an assessment of the effectiveness of
different military approaches.

Sources Pt. 2

 William, Craig H. “Memorandum for the Chief of Operations.” 19
Feb. 1962.                              

A once top secret
document between Attorney General Robert F Kennedy concerning the October

Sources Pt. 1


Canton, Andrew R. L. America:
Pathways to the Present .Needham, MA: Prentice Hall, 2000.                Print.

This is another library
textbook. This textbook showed us how John F. Kennedy’s stand is
regarded, even today (more than 50 years later) as a bold and heroic act to
save the entire world from nuclear war.

Davidson, James West., and Michael B. Scoff. The American Nation. Upper Saddle River, NJ:                    Prentice Hall in
Association with American Heritage, 2000.

This is a textbook that
is commonly used in American History classrooms. The section on the Cuban
Missile Crisis showed the lasting impact of Kennedy’s stand and how influential
it was.

Kathie. “Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. “Foreign Policy Journal. Md ., 05 Sept.                       2016. Web. 07 Jan. 2017.

This online article
provided an overview of Kennedy’s moves during the Cuban Missile
Crisis through the aspect of the US Foreign Policy Process. It evaluates
the situation that Kennedy was placed in during the crisis and determines the
effectiveness of Kennedy’s use of the standard Foreign Policy Process.

“Kennan and Containment.” “Office
of the Historian. U.S. Department of State, ND Web. 03             Apr.2017

This article provides detailed explanation about the origin of the policy
of containment during the Cold War. The US asserted its position to
contain Soviet influence and do everything in its power to prevent Soviet
communist ideas from spreading to other countries.

Sources Pt. 2

LaGrange, Sam. “Soviet Perspective on the Cuban Missile
Crisis from Nikita Khrushchev’s              
Son.” USSR News. ND, 05 Feb.
2013. Web. 03 Apr. 2017

This interview with Sergei Khrushchev,
the son of Nikita Khrushchev, reveals more about the Soviet perspective and
reaction during the crisis. Once again, I wanted to gain a full
picture of the crisis, and to do this, I needed to research the side
of the USSR.

“Timeline” Cuban
Missile Crisis. Harvard Kennedy School Belter Center for Science and                                  
International Affairs, 2016. Web. 07 Jan. 2017.

This timeline was one
of the first resources I used. I wanted to gain a sense of the order of events
that transpired during the Cuban Missile Crisis before starting to research
about the decision-making process.