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The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963 Paperback – October 27, 1997
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"It is interesting, good history, and a good read.
Raymond L. Garthoff, author of "Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis""
It is interesting, good history, and a good read.
Raymond L. Garthoff, author of "Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis"
The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was prompted by Soviet deployment of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba and the insistence of the United States on their withdrawal. One less-known aspect of the crisis was the role of similar U.S. missiles earlier deployed in Turkey, which became the 'other missiles of October' when the Soviet leaders in turn sought their removal. This well-researched study, drawing on newly available archival sources, traces not only the secret U.S. agreement on and then withdrawal of these missiles, but also the story of how and why, under the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, despite growing misgivings, the U.S. missiles came to be in Turkey. It is interesting, good history, and a good read.--Raymond L. Garthoff, author of Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis
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The weapons were obsolete almost as soon as they were deployed, yet there was a perception that they were needed until the United States had a reliable ICBM or other weapon system which would not require a forward base to reach the USSR.
Nash looks at the diplomatic context of the deployment, subtly implying that the placement of the IRBMs would later result in the Soviets placing similar missiles in Cuba. He looks at various politicians and military theorists who believed that the deployment was necessary. This does make the book rather dry reading unless you are a serious policy wonk.
Of course, the key to this book is the deal cut during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which saw the removal of the Soviet missiles from Cuba and the standing down of the IRBMs in Europe, a quid pro quo which was not publically acknowledged at the time.
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I need a minimum of two sources. Only with this book I am able to get loads of unbiased facts and events. What is interesting is that 99% of the information from this book matches my other source which shows that this book has a reliable content.
The content of the book is put in such a way that it keeps the reader constantly interested.
I really recomend this book!
I recommend the book. The information presented is important towards a background and an understanding of the most volatile Cold War battle.