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1

The USSR saw Cuba as a fix to..?

a key strategic problem.

2

The USA had missiles close to the USSR but..?

The USSR had none near the USA.

3

Cuba saw Soviet missiles as a great way to..?

prevent the USA invading Cuba again.

4

In September 1962 Soviet ships..?

carried missiles to Cuba.

5

In October 1962 US spy planes..?

photographed the Cuban missile sites and the secret was out.

6

The US public learnt that they were now in range of Soviet nuclear missiles. As a result..?

there was panic.

7

When did Soviet ships carry missiles to Cuba?

September 1962

8

When did US spy planes photograph Cuban missile sites?

October 1962