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23 October. Nikita Khrushchev protested US interference
in Cuban affairs and accused the Americans of committing
acts of piracy.

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The Red Army and Warsaw Pact forces were on alert; 24 Soviet ships were heading for the no-go area. Castro, expecting a massive US landing, mobilized the 270,000-strong Cuban forces and denounced Yankee aggressors on television.

Fidel Castro
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