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Originally posted by SmokeyJo
You should really do a quick search before starting a thread
Castro: Cuba not cashing U.S. Guantanamo rent checks
Originally posted by Fett Pinkus
Well thast a bit biased Muaddib
I wonder why the soviets stationed those missiles in cuba?
Was it because of the missiles stationed by the americans in Turkey?
By the time that the Turkish Jupiters had been installed, the missiles were already largely obsolete and increasingly vulnerable to Soviet attacks. President John F. Kennedy ordered the removal of all Jupiter IRBMs upon taking office in 1961. The Air Force, however, delayed removal and the President was infuriated to learn that they had not yet been removed more than a year later. All Jupiter IRBM's were removed from service by April 1963, by this point a maneuver useful as a backdoor trade with the Soviets, in exchange for their earlier removal of IRBMs from Cuba.