CREATORPatterson, David S. / Keefer, Edward C. / Sampson, Charles S. / Smith, Louis J.
TITLEForeign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963: Volume XI, Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath
DATE ACCESSED11 September 2017

This collection of documents, part of the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Relations series, is the electronic version of the volume on the Cuban Missile Crisis and its aftermath, which was initially published in print in 1996. Compiled using strict editorial standards, the collection includes briefing papers, letters, telegrams, and memoranda of conversations prepared by U.S. government officials involved in the crisis. Also available are transcripts and summary reports of meetings of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (ExCom), but not renditions of the ExCom tapes. Items are organized chronologically by links in groups of 25, the sum of which provides a day-by-day account of the evolving crisis, U.S. policymaking, and the diplomacy involved in implementing that policy. The volume contains a glossary of abbreviations used in the documents, a list of key figures in the crisis, and sources for documents. The compilation is a major resource for studying the U.S. side of the crisis.

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