Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Mind-Sets and Missiles: a First Hand Account of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Login to "My SSI" Contact About SSI Cart: 0 items

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Details

Mind-Sets and Missiles: a First Hand Account of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Authored by Mr. Kenneth Michael Absher.

Mind-Sets and Missiles: a Firs... Cover Image

Brief Synopsis

This chronology provides details and analysis of the intelligence failures and successes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and suggests the applicability of lessons learned to the collection, analysis, and use of intelligence in strategic decisionmaking. The author describes how the crisis unfolded using the author’s personal recollection, declassified documents, and many memoirs written by senior CIA officers and others who were participants. Lessons learned include the need to avoid having our political, analytical and intelligence collection mind-sets prevent us from acquiring and accurately analyzing intelligence about our adversaries true plans and intentions. When our national security is at stake, we should not hesitate to undertake risky intelligence collection operations including espionage, to penetrate our adversary’s deceptions. We must also understand that our adversaries may not believe the gravity of our policy warnings or allow their own agendas to be influenced by diplomatic pressure.

You may also be interested in the following titles:

Survey: Mind-Sets and Missiles: a First Hand Account of the Cuban Missile Crisis

1. How would you rate the writing and overall quality? (5 best - 1 Worst)

2. Is the content relevant for influencing present and future debates?

View other pubs in the following categories:

Europe and Russia
Military Strategy and Policy
War and Society
Western Hemisphere
International
National Military Strategy
National Security Strategy
Russia
Strategic Planning Guidance
United States

  • Download it Now!

  • Hardcopies

    • Study is: Available via Download Only
    • View Cart
    • All hardcopies are free of charge, shipping inclusive.
    • For out of stock or digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, recieve many prior publications. Click here to visit.
    • All materials on our website are available as a free download.

Subscribe using RSS Website Subscriptions