We do not deny that there were missiles in Cuba and more on their way.
 What we deny is that there was a crisis. The opportunity arose or, the opportunity was allowed to arise by others, to stage a needed crisis, a crisis not needed by the Kennedy brothers but needed by someone else. The staging backfired since the stature of the Kennedy brothers was enhanced before the U.S. and world population for having stood up to the Soviet Union with a steady hand.
John F. Kennedy was the first [and only] Roman Catholic man elected President of the United States of America .
President Kennedy endorsed the Bay of
Pigs invasion to Cuba in April
1961. At the very last moment, just before the troops were to land at
Bay of Pigs, President Kennedy canceled the support of the U.S. air
at the insistence of his brother Robert F. Kennedy, then Attorney
of the U.S.A. due to the extremely high profile of the U.S. involvement
At a later time, President Kennedy, while addressing the Cuban community in exile, acknowledged his personal responsibility for the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the ensuing problems stemming from its failure. He apologized and handsomely made it up to the Cuban community in exile with the establishment of Project Freedom.
The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 has been considered the closest the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. came to engage in a Nuclear War.
However, the Emergency Command Center of the U.S.A., Mt. Weather, was not placed on alert as it should have by those in the Intelligence Community who were supposed to activate it were the crisis had been a real one as opposed to a staged one. (1)
In any case, why did the Soviets
need nuclear missiles in Cuba when, as Mr. Hugh Sidey (2) has shown, it seems that the
Soviet Union had a nuclear bomb in their Embassy in Washington D.C. in
1961 and President Kennedy
knew about it.
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(1) TIME August 10, 1992. p. 36
Only the facility (Mt. Weather)
on full alert - on Nov. 9, 1965, when a power failure darkened much of
the Northeast. Bourassa (first head of Mt. Weather and its reliability)
says he feared at the time that it was the result of a surgical nuclear
strike.... Bourassa also put the facility on a high state of readiness
following Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Surprisingly, Mount Weather
was not put on alert during the Cuban missile crisis, though the
situation was monitored closely.
(2) Were The Russians Hiding A Nuke In D.C.?, TIME, November 12, 2001. p. 31