Lead: In October 1962, President Kennedy’s foreign policy and his leadership and diplomatic skills were tested during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Unlike the Bay of Pigs, in this event he took his own counsel and scored a significant victory.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In July 1962, led by Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviets began to install missiles in Cuba. The Russians were convinced that a second American attack on the Castro regime was imminent. Kennedy learned of the missile sites from spy flights over the island on October 16, 1962. Six days later, he went on national television and announced:

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