THE CRISIS USSR/CUBA

Created: 11/19/1962

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CRISIS USSR/CUBA

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THE SITUATION IN CUBA

The only. US photographic mission over Cube Sunday, carried out at high altitude, returned without Incident in spite of evidence that the Cubans have decidedoncerted effort to shoot down reconnaissance planes.

Preliminary analysis of Sunday's mission provided little new information. Vehicles and equipment at the Sovietat Remedios Included two probable FROG rocket launchers, six probable FROG missile transporters, nine probable SNAPPER rocket launchers,rucks. No significant change from previous missions was noted at the Remedios IRBM site, at the Sagua la Grande MRBM sites, or at the two SAM" sites observed. There were still aboutehicles at Sagua la Grande sitend the concrete bunker had not been dismantled, but there was no noteworthy activity at the pther bases covered.

Communist China continues to encourage the Cubans.

Photographic reconnaissance missions ofovemberthat the SAB site closest toautical miles away-has apparently been abandoned. ew SAM site Is under construction about. from the base. It Is probable that the equipment noted at the new site was taken from the abandoned one. Other SAM sites ln Cuba have been moved previously. There is no indication that proximity to the base dictated this change.

Cuba has apparently acquired three Soviet-madetransports for its civil airline. Cubana flights between

Prague and Havana bad frequently been cancelled due to the poor condition of the Brltannlas now in service, Cuban authorities are seeking authorization for overflight of (Test Germany and Belgium and for technical stopovers in Ireland and Iceland betweenndovorabor.

SOVIET POSITION

ln his meeting onovember with Mr, McCloy, Kuznetsov Indicated no movement from the USSR's position that vhlle it ls prepared to consider removing the28s, this must be done ln connection with the settlement of other problems relating to Cuba-. Moscow, he said, would like to have removal of the bombers coincideinal Cuban solution.

Kuznetsov again charged that the US was stalling ln the negotiations in order to avoid giving formal assurances against an invasion of Cuba. He said the US should undertake to stop overflights of Cuba at the time thoere removed. also pressed for US acceptancehant's proposal for reciprocal UN observation in the US as well as in Cuba.

The meeting closed with no definite agreement on future meetings. Kuznetsov said he had no definite word on Mikoyan's plans for leaving Cuba.

The public quarrel between Moscow and Pelping over Khrushchev's handling of the Cuban crisis continued with major articles In Pravda and People's Daily onovember, Borisecretary of the Soviet party centralreplied to direct Albanian and indirect Chinese charges of Soviet appeasement by asserting that the Albanians had "openlyourse of disrupting peaceful coexistence and pushing humanityhermonuclear war." Pelping charged that the claim that the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba had saved the peace ls "pure nonsense." eople's Dally editorial said "Tito and his like" had tried to force Cuba to "accept terms which impair its rights and sovereignty so as to meet the Insatiable aggressive demands of US

BLOC MILITARY STATUS

There has been no significant change in the disposition or alert status of major Bloc forces.

SOVIET SHIPS RETURNING MISSILES0 ESTovember)

Five of the Sovieta total ofallisticto the USSR from Cuba are en route to the Black Sea. Two, possibly three,transporting theppear to be headed for Soviet ports in tho Baltic Sea, In addition, the three ships hauling associated equipment for the missiles probably are en route to the Baltic.

Ship

Route

MRBM'

Sea

KURCHATOV

KRBM1

Sea

MRBM'

Sea

KOMSOMOL

MRBM'

Sea

ANASOV

MRBM'

Sea

MRBM'

Sea

MRBM'

Sea

POLZUNOV

MRBM'

Sea

Sea

Sea

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