Historical Review Paper: CMC Assignment Instructions
You will write a 6-page paper in current APA format addressing the following components:
- The student will describe key aspects of the Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC) to include:
- Background and description of the CMC
- One example of groupthink and how it was mitigated
- Key successes and failures in the CMC
- Reasons for successes and failures (listed above) in the CMC
- Another area (s) in the CMC that you deem important
- Describe two plausible explanations with rationale on why the Soviets deployed missiles in Cuba that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC).
- Describe why or why not (with rationale) the quarantine (blockade) was the best option (initially) in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC).
- Describe the role of friction(s) between the Congress and Executive branch that both helped and hindered actions before, during, and after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- A conclusion that gives rationale to what you believe is the most important lessons learned from the CMC.
(6-8 total citations).