Humanities
Thirteen Days Video Analysis Paper

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I need someone to edit the attached paper to meet the requirements I have listed below.

Here is a link to the movie: https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Thirte...


Requirements:

Prepare a detailed paragraph response to each of these questions. Avoid personal opinion, stick to the information as it is presented in the video. There are twelve question to answer, which are listed and have partial answers in the document I have uploaded.

Write a 2 page response (typewritten, double-spaced, font 12 or smaller, standard margins) to these two questions. Exercise your critical thinking skills, not your emotional, patriotic gut. The two questions that need to be answered are 1. Who was the real impediment to resolution to this conflict? Why? and 2. What lesson should we take from this information that should guide our future military policy? There are partial answers to these questions at the end of the document I have uploaded.

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!



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Yanda 1 Kaylie Yanda Bradley Dyke 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 Kennedy administration? 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 Potrayed 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 crisi. 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 VIDEO ANALYSIS their insight as to the strategy that they should apply to avert the existing crisis in Cuba. Their advices came in handy and as the president had confided in the Attorney general he let them give their opinions on what should be done. There were many conflicting opinions on what should be done but finally they came to one conclusion that they should not launch a nuclear attack on Russia. 4.) What is the main dispute between the Kennedys and the military leadership? The main issue was that the president did not have any military experience therefore; he did not trust his own military. This made the military to doubt his ability to rein and sidestep his own military chiefs. The military felt that the President should make use of the nuclear weapons as they were positive that they would win. 5.) Who is Dean Acheson? What is his perspective on how the crisis should be handled? Dean Acheson was a respected American Statesman and Lawyer and also a member of Excom His perspective was that limited airstrike was the only clear and effective solution to the crisis. He felt that the country was not ready to deal with fatalities and casualties that would emanate from war. 6.) Who is Curtis LeMay? Describe his attitude. Curtis Lemay was a United States Air Force. He had uncompromising attitude that enabled to come up and implementing strategic bombing campaigns. Some of his decisions were seen as controversial and rubbed some people the wrong way which led to them describing him as a liability. 7) Why does the military want a nuclear war? 2 VIDEO ANALYSIS 3 The military felt that a nuclear war was needed because they were truly convinced that they would win the war and this would be beneficial to the country because the USSR would give their country the respect it deserved. 8) What impact do the “rules of engagement” play in how the crisis gets handled? The rules of engagement provided guidelines as to how and when the military force would engage any hostile forces. It helped in averting a possible crisis as they spelt out at when the military was meant to attack and the manner in which it would launch its attack on the enemy. idt 9) What was Adlai Stevenson’s big contribution to the debate? The man was a special envoy to the United Nations and the president felt that his perspective would be quite since had a lot of experience dealing with the USSR. He advised the president to have a secret deal with the Soviets. The deal will be to trade the removal of the United States missiles from Turkey so that the Soviets would also remove their Missiles in Cuba. 10) Who becomes the intermediary (go-between agent) between the USA and Russia? The then United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy. As seen in the movie the president valued his input because he was his brother and on the hand because he was brilliant and knew how to pull strings. 11) What role does Robert Kennedy play in the final resolution of the crisis? Robert played a major role in the peaceful resolution by being a presidential advisor and also acted as a back channel negotiator to the USSR. This saw the peaceful negotiations that took place between the two country’s averting any possible war. 12) How does the crisis finally come to an end? VIDEO ANALYSIS 4 The crisis comes to an end when the war was avoided and the missiles stopped being built. Everyone is happy that there was no war and that they will not have to deal with casualties or fatalities. They all realize it was a close shave and that diplomacy prevailed in this particular setting. The real impediment to the Cuban Missile Crisis resolution was the military itself led by General himself. He felt that they should be allowed to invade the Cubans because they felt that the government would win. They were of the opinion that dealing with a President with no military background was a major impediment. They also, felt that president had no trust in their judgement and as such questioned the president’s ability and qualifications to rule and manage the country’s defence. They also felt that the president did not decipher the challenges ahead of him. However, from I believe that the chief’s main problem was that they were anti- Soviet and believed that Russia needed to be intimidated. Previously, they were used to acting without consulting the Commander in Chief. What irked them the most was the change from massive retaliation to flexible response and they felt that this brought about uncertainties. They felt that the president was not making use of the nuclear advantage fully and decided that they would not accord him the exclusive control over the strike. The government of the day should consider having a policy in place that is geared towards cooperating with other nations and at the same time trying as much as possible to preserve the security of the country. Therefore, the military policy should be in a position to reinforce the policy of protecting the country while promoting peace and prosperity through their own strength. While doing all these government of the day should make consultation a priority. Whenever the military feels that they were involved in the policy then it goes without saying that implementation of the policies will be quite easy. ...
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Yanda 1
Kaylie Yanda
Bradley Dyke
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

Kennedy administration?
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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