Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days is a story about the Cuban missiles crisis attack told by Robert F. Kennedy brother and President of the United States at this time John F. Kennedy. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in October when the Soviet Union under the leadership of Premier Nikita Khrushchev began placing offensive ballistic missiles in Cuba, just miles off the U. S. coast. Kennedy, who is young, inexperienced, and naïve about the reality of his professional relationship with the soviet leader, choose to trust Khrushchev on the matter of the missile sites. After attending a meeting with the congressional leaders of congress, they proposed that Kennedy should take a forceful action, having an invasion or attack, rather than having a blockade, but on Saturday, October 20 Kennedy made a decision in favor of the blockade. Consequently, the United States ended its blockade and by the end of the year the missiles and bombers were altogether removed from Cuba.

The book goes into further detail on trends that existed in the period of the early cold war. The trend that I will express in my paper is the about nuclear weapons. “Fat Man” and “Little Boy” were the first two nuclear weapons had been detonated in WW II (1939-1945). By having this invention it set the trend for others to use in other upcoming wars such as the Cold War. Rather than using the two nuclear weapons mentioned they decided on the Nuclear Missiles that were placed in Cuba, that could have alienated a war but didn’t. This is a trend because it shows an item from a different time period being used again in a later date.

In my perspective using nuclear weapons are all around a bad outlet to solving problems. People choose to use objects that could affect millions of people rather than making the best decision possible. No one deserves to be blown into pieces over a matter that isn’t necessarily worth dying over. Though the attack never

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