The Kennedy administration had been publicly embarrassed by the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in Maywhich had been launched under President John F. Kennedy by CIA -trained forces of Cuban exiles.
President Kennedy and the other leaders of our country were faced with a horrible dilemma where a decision had to be made.
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara outlined three possible courses of action for the president: The options of taking military action against Cuba and Russia luckily never took place and President Kennedy chose to impose a naval blockade on Cuba and declared that any missile launched from Cuba would warrant a full-scale retaliatory attack by the United States against the Soviet Union.
The United States ended its blockade on Nov. The chosen level of analysis and international relation theory to explain this event are the individual-level of analysis and realism. This level of analysis focuses on the individuals that make decisions, the impact of human nature, the behavior of individuals acting in an organization, and how personality and individual experiences impact foreign policy decisions.
This level will show how all of these factors played a great role in the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The criteria that will be used to analyze this event are the Cuban citizens' participation to rebel against their own in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the toughness of the great leader John F. Realism can be defined as an image of international relations that can be traced back two thousand years.
Realists tend to hold pessimistic views on the likelihood of the transformation of the current world into a more peaceful one, emphasizing the struggle for power among political units each acting in a rational, unitary manner to advance its interests.
Realists also tend to believe in stability, value order, and be conflictual. This criterion will hold strong in defining the United States international relations at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The first aspect of the individual-level analysis to be discussed is the Cuban rebels participation to train with the C. Even though the attack failed, it still showed the realist point of view by the United States.
The attack was in relation to the national interest and security the United States was trying to secure, and also showed the conflictual side of our government. The United States was against all communist parties in the world, and especially against Cuba since it's right off the coast of Florida and is more of a threat then the communist countries in Europe and Asia.
Therefore we used the Cuban rebels so it would seem as if they were just rebelling against their own country.
The rebels agreeing to attack their own country showed that they also had a sense of national interest and valued a balance of power in Cuba. After this event Khrushchev, the Soviet leader said this: We will render the Cuban people and their government all necessary help to repel an armed attack on Cuba.
They showed the great aspects of realism with their decision-making, toughness, and resilience throughout the whole Cuban Missile Crisis. President Kennedy showed his National interest by choosing to take action against the Soviet Union and Cuba for having nuclear weapons in Cuba.
There was no prior action taken against the U.hair-raising days of the Cuban missile crisis Nikolas Kozloff, a NACLA senior research associate, is the author of Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left (Palgrave-Macmillan, ). The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most important events in United States history; it's even easy to say world history because of what some possible outcomes could have been from it.
The Cuban Missile Crisis in was a major Cold War confrontation between the United States 4/4(1). The Cuban Missile Crisis in was a major Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.
After the Bay of Pigs Invasion the USSR increased its support of Fidel Castro's Cuban regime, and in the summer of , Nikita Khrushchev secretly decided to 4/4(1). The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis was a period of thirteen days, lasting from October 14 to October 28, , during which nuclear war with the Soviet Union seemed imminent.
In the height of the Cold War, Russia had stationed nuclear warheads in Cuba. Jun 27, · From its inception, the Soviet missile operation entailed elaborate denial and deception (D&D) efforts. The craft of denying the United States information on the deployment of the missiles and deceiving US policymakers about the Soviet Union's intent was the foundation of Nikita Khrushchev's audacious Cuban venture.
Jun 27, · The craft of denying the United States information on the deployment of the missiles and deceiving US policymakers about the Soviet Union's intent was the foundation of Nikita Khrushchev's audacious Cuban venture. DIA analysis preceding the missile crisis noted that the Soviet Army had probably employed large-scale battlefield.