In 1959 Fidel Castro's rebels overthrew corrupt pro-US government in Cuba.
Castro tried to make a trade agreement with the USA.
USA refused as they saw Castro as a Communist.
Thus Castro turned to the USSR, who readily made a deal.
Nuclear Site Spotted
In return for buying Cuban goods, the USSR got permission to build a nuclear missile site in Cuba.
On 14th October 1962 a US U2 spy plane spotted at the nuclear site being built.
ExComm set up
US President Kennedy set up 'ExComm' a…