Talk:Cuban missile crisis

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Maskirovka[edit]

From "Soviet deployment of missiles in Cuba (Operation Anadyr)" part of article:

"elaborate denial and deception, known in the USSR as maskirovka."

"Maskirovka" simply stands for "camouflage". It's just a word. Article makes it sound as if it was some special term known in USSR. No, it is just a normal Russian word.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0 — Preceding unsigned comment added by UniquelyBoring (talkcontribs) 16:58, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

This word was used in a Tom Clancy novel (Red Storm Rising) from information he was given by insiders he knew in various American and British intelligence services - apparently this is what they call Soviet/Russian attempts at camouflaging their actions in the world of spies and so on. HammerFilmFan (talk) 06:30, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Lt. Leonard LeMaster[edit]

My great-uncle was one of the guys who flew under the radar and snapped pictures here, if someone wants to look into it and maybe add his name somewhere. Here's an article.

http://www.hendersonvillelightning.com/news/986-local-retiree-played-key-role-in-missile-crisis.html

Misinformation? Mystery.[edit]

Some US intelligence misinformation may be included in this article. There is an inconsistency between the information that US ships dropped "signalling" depth charges, and that the Soviet B-59 submarine was "forced to the surface". About 2012 an ex Soviet Naval officer, who defected to the west, claimed that the B-59 was damaged by depth charges and was forced to the service. It is clear a small charge signalling device would not damage a nuclear submarine. What was the device? A full charge depth charge would have probably have prevented the submarine surfacing and caused total loss of life. The US navy says it dropped 5 signalling devices-were they all dropped together? Were they all dropped in the same exact place?The incident then takes on a different aspect-the Soviets would have not been able to detect much difference between a real depth charge and 5 dropped all in unison-the effect would have been deafening. It is possible that the US navy(and others -especially Scandinavian) had foreseen the need for a depth charge that could cause some damage, but was not lethal.The idea that an independent Soviet commander could launch a nuclear missile attack seems rather far fetched as commanders did not have independent authority -especially in 1963. Centralized control was rigid. More likely they did not launch because that was there instructions. The Soviet commander has subsequently said that living conditions in that sub were very poor and the crew were already under stress. The B-59 may have come to the surface because something minor but critical to its underwater operations had been compromised. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.62.226.243 (talk) 04:45, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Please provide citations from Reliable Sources for your statements for the improvement of the article. Otherwise, it's just so much gimcrackery. HammerFilmFan (talk) 06:25, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Typo[edit]

In the section on Operation Anadyr, 4th paragraph, it says "Further, the deployment would include short-range tactical weapons (with a range of 40 kM, usable only against naval vessels) that would provide a "nuclear umbrella" for attacks upon the island.". This should of course be km, for kilometres, not kM for kilomolar (not that that exists anyway). Would correct, but article is locked.

Semi-protected edit request on 5 November 2014[edit]

Please revert the most recent edit. User changed United States to Murica. Zerfallen (talk) 15:06, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for pointing that out - Arjayay (talk) 15:26, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Hi, I was wondering how you could find out what citation methods this page uses? I noticed that there wasn't necessarily a uniform use of the major citation methods (APA, MLA) across Wikipedia, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out in this regard Qim1 (talk) 04:31, 7 December 2014 (UTC)