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Peace only makes the aggressor more aggressive and the Soviets will be emboldened to push us even farther. – Bald guy in tie
1) International pressure
2) Airstrike

Secretary of Defense: If we decide to strike, we must do so before missiles become operational, because once they are we can’t guarantee getting them all before all are launched.

Kennedy: if there are alternatves, we need them fast.

Other guy – I still think there are diplomatic approaches we haven’t considered yet.
General: we should follow airstrikes with a full scale invasion to be sure to get all the missiles.
Advisor: agrees with general, soviets only know one word “action.” 1.) Surgical airstrike 2.) Airstrike 3.) Invasion
Let’s hope appeasement doesn’t run in families, I fear weakness does – guy in suspenders.
Good that he didn’t make the decision right on the spot – Kevin Costner, there are no experts.

In the room:
Bobby: there is more than one option here, and if we can’t think of it’s because we haven’t tried hard enough.
General: you can order the strikes now, pressuring kennedy to order. The more time goes by, the less choices we have.
Blockade of offensive weapons in cuba is the best option.
Airstrike would lead to inevitable response of war, though some believe they should proceed with the strikes.
So options: quarantine, airstrike or third option by adlai Stevenson: strike a deal. With either course we undertake the risk of nucler war, We trade Guantanamo and our missiles in turkey get them to pull their missiles out.
Organization of American states – good decision- seeking a unanimous vote for the quarantine to be effective.

Kennedy – good decision – he wants confirmation shooting down pilot wasn’t an accident first before launching a full scale invasion.
A year later, during the Cuban Missile Crisis,
Kennedy used a much different…...

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