Cuban Missile Crisis: October 25, 1962 – part 1
|Speaker:||John F Kennedy|
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. United
States — Foreign relations — Soviet Union.
See resource for
October 18, 1962 for brief description of the Cuban Missile crisis and previous
clips in this series for timeline events up to this date.
Summary of conversation:
Tape 37.4, October 25, 10:00, Review of the movement of ships toward the quarantine
Brief discussion of the arrival of Fidel Castro’s list of baby food, plasma and
JFK asks if there are any up-to-date intelligence reports on the status of Cuban
Lengthy discussion of the movement of the Bucharest. McNamara reports that it was
JFK raises the question of the political ramifications of letting the Bucharest
McNamara agrees with JFK’s argument and states that the advantage is to avoid a
This exchange confirms the claim made by RFK in Thirteen Days (1969) that JFK told