Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
[U-2 had just finished a photographic mission (Kennedy: 1971, 19)]
Which led to President Kennedy publicly denouncing the Soviet actions.
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He imposed a naval blockade on Cuba and declared that any missile launched from Cuba would warrant a full-scale retaliatory attack by the United States against the Soviet Union. On October 24, Russian ships carrying missiles to Cuba turned back. On October 28 Khrushchev agreed to withdraw the missiles and dismantle the missile sites. Consequently, the United States ended its blockade on November 20, and by the end of the year the missiles and bombers were altogether removed from Cuba.