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


Dobrynin responds with a counteroffer. He will accept the terms if the United States additionally agrees to remove missiles from Turkey. If the United States accepts these amended conditions, the Soviet Union will remove all missiles from Cuba immediately.

What do you do now?

Accept the amended conditionsIt is crucial to end the conflict as soon as possible, and you have been prepared to remove the missiles from Turkey in negotiations since the beginning of the conflict.
Reject the amended conditionsThe United States should hold strong, and not give in to the demands of the Soviets. They started this conflict and if they want to end it, it will end on US terms.