269. 10/15/1962

“Under Operation Mongoose the assassination plots continued. The important part of that plan, Operation Mongoose, which [President John F.] Kennedy approved in writing in November 1961, was that by October of 1962 the revolution would be overthrown. These assaults would accumulate in that month. The Cubans, through their own intelligence organizations, knew about this new plan. They knew about the month October, 1962, being the target date for the overthrow of the revolution through new assaults. So they went to the Soviets early in 1962 and got their agreement to station intermediate range, nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba. This is what led to the missile crisis of October, 1962, the only time the world has been within a hair a nuclear conflagration. It is a very good example of how these covert activities or covert operations will boomerang.”

Philip Agee, “A Century of War and Bad Faith; Cuba History, and the CIA,” Prevailing Winds Magazine, March 9, 1994, Page 30

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