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ExCommExecutive Committee
ExCommExterior Communications
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At 4:30 pm on October 16, General Taylor summarized the first ExComm meeting to the Joint Chiefs and select subordinates, including General Power (CINCSAC); General Walter Sweeney, Commander, Tactical Air Command; and Admiral Robert L.
Regardless of the opposing views as to the military significance of the missiles, ExComm unanimously made the non-negotiable decision that the Soviet weapons must go.
Throughout the crisis, President Kennedy sought to create an acceptable compromise that would avoid the use of military force; the historical record indicates he wanted to avoid air strikes and an invasion, despite the urgings of many of his advisors in the ExComm. The naval blockade was a defensive move, not an offensive use of military force, and it did not initiate or lead to hostilities.
intelligence realized; the shooting down of a U-2 spy plane that nearly triggered war was a Cuban decision, not Soviet; as the ExComm planned an invasion of Cuba, the U.S.
In the October 22, 1962, ExComm meeting, President Kennedy told his colleagues that no Soviet Eastern European satellite had nuclear weapons and that "this would be the first time the Soviet Union had moved these weapons outside their own" territory.
Governance structures have been determined, and the ExComm CEG now provides cross-sectoral oversight of both HiAP and SASP.
blockade and made the Cuban Missile Crisis public, nor any excerpt from the "ExComm" tape transcripts.
An Executive Committee (EXCOMM), which includes representatives from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, NAVSEA, Military Sea Lift Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and the program executive offices for Ships, Littoral and Mine Warfare and Integrated Warfare Systems, round out SWE governance, as illustrated in Figure 2.
In the GKP, this has paved the way for an interactive organizational structure--that is, a purportedly flexible communication network between the EXCOMM, the secretariat, partners, and their associates.
He did so despite the fact that, as he admitted in the meetings of Kennedy's ExComm, "a missile is a missile.