U-2 spy plane finds nuclear missiles under construction in Cuba. President Kennedy and other officials become concerned and discuss courses of action. Airstrike and naval invasion or naval quarantine.
Day 2: Secrecy
Although tensions are rising, Kennedy continues with his usual schedule to avoid public suspicions. He St.Matthews cathedral for National Day of Prayer, lunch with crown prince Hasan of Libya, and political visits in Connecticut
Day 3: Taking Action
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko tells Kennedy that the missiles in Cuba are no threat. Kennedy feels otherwise as Cuba's Soviet affiliation could lead to worse consequences.
Day 4: Schedule
Kennedy leaves for a campaign trip to Ohio and Illinois. Discussions of the crisis still remain confidential.
Day 5: Sickness
Convinced by his advisors, Kennedy immediately heads back to Washington despite his campaign not being over. His excuse is a fever.
Day 6: Doubt
Kennedy is told by General Walter Sweeney that a missile strike won't guarantee complete destruction of the missiles.
Day 7: Unveiled
Kennedy finally reveals the crisis to the public.
Day 8: Tensions Rise
The US sets Naval quarantine around Cuba, ceasing supply movement. Soviets respond by moving attack submarines closer.
Day 9: Talking Shit
Chairman Khrushchev criticizes Kennedy in a letter for attempting to intimidate Cuba and Soviets with force rather than using reason.
Day 10: Concern
With construction complete for several missiles already, Kennedy becomes worried and writes a letter to Khrushchev to change his mind.