In October 1962, the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretative Center (NPIC) first noticed anomalies in “ranch country” in western Cuba and identified the existence of MRBMs (medium range ballistic missiles), specifically SS-4 surface to air missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. The above U-2 photo shows a completed SA-2 missile launch site in Cuba.
Image Number: WEB12585-2012
Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo
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