Corona over Cuba: The Missile Crisis and the Early Limitations of Satellite Imagery Intelligence

@article{Caddell2016CoronaOC,
  title={Corona over Cuba: The Missile Crisis and the Early Limitations of Satellite Imagery Intelligence},
  author={Joseph W. Caddell},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={416 - 438}
}
  • Joseph W. Caddell
  • Published 15 April 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
Abstract In the autumn of 1962, two weeks before U-2 aerial photographs confirmed Soviet deployments of nuclear missiles in Cuba, the US intelligence community attempted to image the island with the spy satellite Corona. Insufficient image resolution and extensive cloud cover, however, prevented this photography from providing solid evidence confirming or denying the presence of offensive missiles. This event – previously unaddressed either by Missile Crisis or Corona scholars – illustrates… 
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