What military accidents occurred to that led to an increasing chance for war during the Cuban Missile Crisis for the US?
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Kennedy's administration was known as the New Frontier - outer space. His time in office was short, so there are no major legislative agendas he worked on, however, he did save the world from a thermonuclear war from occurring during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 through diplomacy and not military action. Had military action occurred the world as we know it would have been destroyed. Yes, he was successful in the Cold War.
The event occured due to the US supported leader, Batista, being overthrown by Fidel Castro, who showed his sympathy towards the USSR. In the midst of the ongoing tension between the US and the USSR, the Soviets built missile launchers in Cuba pointed at the US, further increasing tension and eventually, making up the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A missile is anything thrown or projected. A rocket uses rocket propulsion - throwing out hot gasses in order to move in the opposite direction. In practice most rockets can be considered to be missiles and most missiles are rockets. in the military a rocket is unguided en a missile is guided, think about GPS or a wire that is in the back of the missile an attached to the launcher an can steered to…
In the early 1920s serious work on ballistic missile prototypes began nearly simultaneously by Robert Goddard (US), Hermann Oberth (Germany), and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (USSR) but their work was largely ignored at the time. The first ballistic missile that got attention of military and government people was the German V-2 introduced in 1943.