U.S. History Since 1877
10 Dec. 2018
Thirteen Days Movie Analysis Paper
1.) What started the Cuban Missile Crisis?
The Cuban Missile crisis was started by a confrontation between the United States
and the USSR during the cold war and it had everything to do with the agreement
made between the Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the USSR Premier reaching an
agreement that nuclear missiles should be placed in the area to stop future invasion.
2.) Who is Kenny O’Donnell? What roles—political and personal—does he play in the
He was the White House fixer. He managed the presidential campaigned. In the
Movie he is portrayed as the gate keeper to the oval house and controlled the
president’s diary. On a personal level he is hailed as the man who procured mistresses
for the president. As Portrayed in the movie the Kennedy’s saw him as family and
they trusted him so much. The movie depicts him as a man who made things happen
and his insight was also sought in the Cuban crisis.
3.) What is ExCom?
The ExCom was the Executive Committee of the National Security Council that used
to advise the President. The Committee came in handy during this particular crisis.
The committee comprised of high ranking officials and the president wanted to get
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