Failing History – Why hasn’t the CIA learned anything from the Cuban missile crisis?

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– By Amy Zegart

“In September 1962, CIA Director John McCone was honeymooning in Europe but couldn’t take his eyes off Cuba. Convinced the Soviets were secretly deploying nuclear missiles 90 miles from Florida, McCone repeatedly cabled Washington with his concerns. Nobody believed him. McCone was operating on a hunch, without solid evidence. When the CIA issued a Special National Intelligence Estimate about the Soviet arms buildup in Cuba on September 19, it disregarded the director’s views entirely.”

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