• 13 DAYS, THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS AND SWOT ANALYSIS

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    This 5-page paper, taking its cue from the movie "13 Days," examines the Cuban Missile Crisis through a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, strength) analysis.

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    13 DAYS, THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS AND SWOT ANALYSIS 10/2003 Please   The movie "13 Days," which starred Kevin Costner, detailed, in interesting fashion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, from the time  that Soviet missiles were first discovered in Cuba until the point where the Soviet premier backed down from threats. Given the almost point-by-point similarity between the Cuban Missile Crisis and  the movie, it is interesting to put the White House management up to a SWOT analysis and analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths inherent. In this paper, well examine  the movie (and the missile crisis) through terms of its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths. First, in terms of background, its been  said that the Cuban Missile Crisis in general was a turning point both in the Cold War, and it was the time during which the U.S. intelligence community came of  age. During that time, it was the closest the U.S. and the Soviet Union actually came to war, potentially nuclear war. The fact that President John F. Kennedy and his  administration actually stopped it from happening showed strong leadership and a willingness to take chances. Incidentally, these are qualities that are very much desirable in business.  The story begins with the discovery of arms buildup in the newly communist Cuba, just south of the U.S. mainland. Although President John F. Kennedys administration  first tried negotiation, then threats, the Soviets continued arms buildup in the tiny island nation. Things finally came to a head with the president ordered a naval "quarantine" of Cuba, 

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