Chapter 8: Technology, the Use of Force and Weapons of Mass Destruction


The Organisation of American States endorses the blockade. However, your Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, loses his cool and shouts angrily at his Soviet counterpart while presenting evidence of the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. U. Thant, UN Secretary General, suggests a cooling off period. This would essentially freeze the situation where it is, meaning Soviet missiles would remain in Cuba for the time being, with the hopes of negotiating a solution in the near future, once emotions have cooled.

What do you do now?

Accept the freezePerhaps you will be better able to find a solution once the situation has settled a bit.
Reject the freezeA settlement should be negotiated as soon as possible. The longer Soviet missiles remain in Cuba, the more likely the situation will escalate into conflict and perhaps even nuclear war.