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How does Khrushchev justify placing Soviet missiles in Cuba?

1 Answer
Mar 3, 2018


Because of the US Missiles in Turkey


Prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis the US had deployed Jupiter Nuclear Missiles in Turkey, that placed them with the ability to strike into the Soviet Union with little of no warning (see the parallel with the US outrage over Cuba?)