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Offline Walt Cakebread

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Re: What Could Nikita Have Gained That Would Be Worth Risk Of U.S. Retaliation?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 04:34:38 PM »
What Could Nikita Have Gained That Would Be Worth Risk Of U.S. Retaliation?What could Khrushchev gain?
What could Khrushchev lose?
Cuba.
Khrushchev is under the same restraints as the U. S. leaders. Mutual Assured Destruction.
Besides, satellite states are replaceable, right?

satellite states are replaceable, right?

Yes!...especially a "satellite" that was far out of orbit.     Cuba was a hemisphere away and a whole different culture than Mother Russia.....Khrushchev certainly would have recognized the major problems in establishing a satellite in the Caribbean.....

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Re: What Could Nikita Have Gained That Would Be Worth Risk Of U.S. Retaliation?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 04:34:38 PM »


Online Jerry Freeman

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Re: What Could N.K. Have Gained That Would Be Worth Risk Of U.S. Retaliation?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 03:41:54 AM »
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At the meeting, General Lyman Lemnitzer, who was the Chairman of the JCS at the time, spoke of the possibility of ‘a surprise attack in late 1963, preceded by a period of heightened tension’. Kennedy asked what would happen if the strike took place a year earlier and Allen Dulles (CIA) replied that such an ‘attack would be much less effective since there would be considerably fewer missiles involved’. Galbraith puts it simply: ‘December of 1962 was too early for an attack because the U.S. would have too few missiles; by December of 1963 there would likely be sufficient numbers.’ It was true that the US had missile superiority; US intelligence knew that the USSR had ‘no operational ICBMs in 1961’ and did not expect them to catch up until ’64.

Years later, Roswell Gilpatric, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, in a book of Schlesinger’s said that when the Net Evaluation was presented, ‘Kennedy got up and walked right out in the middle of it’. Kennedy’s disgusted remark to Secretary of State Dean Rusk is sometimes said to have followed this meeting: ‘And we call ourselves the human race.’
On reviewing the book 'JFK and the Unspeakable' James Douglass
More.....   http://www.blather.net/theblather/2013/11/jfk-unspeakable/

Online Thomas Graves

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Re: What Could N.K. Have Gained That Would Be Worth Risk Of U.S. Retaliation?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 03:51:05 AM »
On reviewing the book 'JFK and the Unspeakable' James Douglass
More.....   http://www.blather.net/theblather/2013/11/jfk-unspeakable/

Dear Jerry,

Point being?

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Re: What Could N.K. Have Gained That Would Be Worth Risk Of U.S. Retaliation?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 03:51:05 AM »