THE CRISIS USSR/CUBA

Created: 11/16/1962

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ovember 19

THE SITUATION IN CUBA

Photography ofovember shows do change Id the status ofombers at either San Julian or Holguin airfield.

Thirteen, either completed or ln various stages of assembly, were observed at San Julian, as well as fueelage crates forore aircraft. The, ninecrates at Holguin airfield still have not been

Yesterday's photography also indicates that missile-related equipment previously observed near Mayarl Arriba ln an Inland, mountainous area of Orlente Province ls similar to equipment at the Banes Cruise-Missile Site. Since tbe cruise-missile sites in Cuba are apparently Intended for coastal defense, the Mayarl Arribaisupply and storage point, and not an additional cruise-missile site.

Castro'sovember letterhant, warning that US planes violating Cuban airspace risk being downed, now has been made public by the Cubans. It ls couched in strong terms butid for support from smalland nonallgned nations. Castro used tbe recentof alleged CIA agents in Cuba to charge thattaken by the spying planes serve for guldanco for sabotage." He declared that no sovereign state can allow its airspace to be violated ln this manner and that Cuba ls "defending the right of small nations to be consideredooting of equality."

V

radio continues to feature details on theof the arrested "principal CIA agent ln Cuba."

In The Hague, KLM officials have still made no decision to resume flights to Cuba but are apparentlyesumption because of strong commercial pressure.

There is no Soviet or Cuban confirmation of Western and Yugoslav press reports that Mikoyan will leave Havana todaytopover ln New York en route to Moscow. the Soviet Ambassador's dinner for Mikoyan last night may have been the final social event of tho visit. Cuban leaders present, according to the Havana press, included Fidel Castro, President Dorticos, Che Guevara, Emlllo Arago-nes, Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, and Foreign Minister Roa. Onovember Mikoyan and Raul Castro were reported to haveuban military installationiles from Guantanamo.

The Pelping press charges today that ViceJohnson's Chicago speech ofovember "gave away the hoax" of Kennedy's "assurances" against an Invasion of Cuba. Peiping also says that State Department press officer Lincoln White indicated on the same day asspeech that the US will interfere with Cuba'sof fishing ports.

SOVIET SHIPPING FROM AMD TO CUBA (as0 EST,ovember)

Six of the Sovieta totalo the USSR from Cuba are en route to the Black Sea. Two others, transporting the other seven missiles, now appear to be headed for Soviet ports in the Baltic Sea. In addition, the three ships hauling associated equipment for the missiles probably are en route to the Baltic.

SOVIET SHIPS RETURNING MISSILES FROM CUBA

Ship

Route

Sea

KURCHATOV

Sea

Sea

KOMSOMOL

Sea

ANASOV

Sea

Sea

Sea

POLZUNOV

Sea

equipment

Sea

LEKSANDROV SK

equipment

Sea

equipment

Sea

areoviet ships, including three tankers and three passenger ships, now en route to Cuba. Five of thery cargo ships are "large hatch" shipsof carrying ballistic missiles in their holds.all Soviet ships now en route to Cuba appear to be transporting normal commercial cargoes.

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