Military officials wanted to use an air strike as an assured way to redeem their reputation from the failed Bay of Pigs invasion
Andrei Gromyko assures that Soviet aid to Cuba is purely defensive and is not a threat to the U.S.
Discuss each side's position in front of the U.N. Security Council
Major Rudolf Anderson was the only casualty of the crisis
The Soviet Union agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba if the U.S. would eventually remove their missiles from Turkey