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cuban missle crisis

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John F. Kennedy
President during the Cuban Missle Crisis
Robert Kennedy
The President's brother and the attorney general of the United States, the president's closest advisor.
Kenny O'Donnell
played by Kevin Costner, he is a long time confident and top assistant to the president.
General Curtis LeMay
Chief of Staff for the Air force
Nikita S. Khrushchev
Soviet Union leader
Bob McNamara
Secretary of Defense
Dean Rusk
Secretary of State
Adlai Stevenson
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Dean Atchinson
former Secretary of State, considered an elder statesman
Munich appeasement
policy to mollify (calm or quiet) Hitler, JFK's father was involved in this.
Cuba
controlled by Fidel Castro, loyal to the Soviet Union
Coup
Military overthrow of the government
Offensive weapons
weapons designed to attack rather than defend a country
John F. Kennedy
Assasinated in 1963 in Dallas, Texas
Lee Harvey Oswald
killed John F. Kennedy
Jack Ruby
killed Lee Harvey Oswald
Warren Commission
Commission made by LBJ after killing of John F. Kennedy. (Point is to investigate if someone paid for the assasination of Kennedy.) Conclusion is that Oswald killed Kennedy on his own. Commissioner is Chief Justice Warren.
Lyndon B. Johnson
vice-president to Kennedy; took over the job as President when John F. Kennedy died.