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Book/Printed Material Mind-sets and missiles : a first hand account of the Cuban missile crisis

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Title

  • Mind-sets and missiles : a first hand account of the Cuban missile crisis

Summary

  • This chronology provides details and analysis of the intelligence failures and successes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and suggests the applicability of lessons learned to the collection, analysis, and use of intelligence in strategic decisionmaking. The author describes how the crisis unfolded using the author's personal recollection, declassified documents, and many memoirs written by senior CIA officers and others who were participants. Lessons learned include the need to avoid having our political, analytical and intelligence collection mind-sets prevent us from acquiring and accurately analyzing intelligence about our adversaries true plans and intentions. When our national security is at stake, we should not hesitate to undertake risky intelligence collection operations including espionage, to penetrate our adversary's deceptions. We must also understand that our adversaries may not believe the gravity of our policy warnings or allow their own agendas to be influenced by diplomatic pressure.

Names

  • Absher, Kenneth Michael
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2009]

Headings

  • -  Castro, Fidel,--1926-2016
  • -  Kennedy, John F.--(John Fitzgerald),--1917-1963
  • -  Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich,--1894-1971
  • -  Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • -  Intelligence service--United States
  • -  Military intelligence--United States
  • -  Cuba--Foreign relations--1959-1990
  • -  Soviet Union--Foreign relations--1953-1975
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--1961-1963

Notes

  • -  "August 2009."
  • -  PDF acquired via web archiving
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (x, 110 pages)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E841

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2009438710

OCLC Number

  • n435816758

Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Absher, Kenneth Michael, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Mind-sets and missiles: a first hand account of the Cuban missile crisis. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009438710/.

APA citation style:

Absher, K. M. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2009) Mind-sets and missiles: a first hand account of the Cuban missile crisis. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2009438710/.

MLA citation style:

Absher, Kenneth Michael, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Mind-sets and missiles: a first hand account of the Cuban missile crisis. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2009438710/>.