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The Cuban Missile Crisis: Policy Options Essay

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Policy Options Essay

The Cold war has assumed dangerous connotations with the Russians now aiming to reduce their ‘missile gap’ and geo-political disadvantage by emplacing nuclear missiles in Cuba. That the Soviets wish to enlarge their communist outpost in the Americas can be gauged by Castro’s announcement “that the Soviet Union had agreed to help build “a fishing port” in Cuba to “facilitate the operations of the Soviet fishing fleet in the area of the Atlantic” (Time, 1962, 2). Intelligence gathered by our operatives over the last few months indicate that the Russian move is no fiction. Our Director of Intelligence has warned that “since July when the volume of Soviet military shipments to Cuba suddenly increased very substantially, 85 shiploads of various military items, supplies, and personnel have arrived” (Hilsman, 1962, 1). U-2 flights and intelligence gathered indicates that SS-4 and SS-5 missiles each with a one megaton warhead which could target almost the entire Continental United States now are on Cuban soil. Our sources indicate that 20 such missiles are in the vicinity of Campo Libertad, a small airfield on the western edge of Havana (Wright Jr, 1962, 5). The choices that have been identified to counter the situation are broadly to carry out a blockade, an airstrike, an invasion, or go in for negotiations. This memo aims to provide the President, policy options for resolving this grave crisis, which threatens the very existence of the world as we know it.

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Legal System Identification Comparison and Analysis Memorandum

Legal System Identification Comparison and Analysis Memorandum

Since the situation involves a city utility line and a subdivision situated in the city, the district courts will have jurisdiction over the cases that may be filed against the client, Mr. Al Jones. More specifically, the location of the city will determine which district court probable cases may be filed and heard. Regardless of whether or not one of the plaintiffs is a foreigner or local citizen, the location where the act or omission took place will be the basis for identifying the proper district court that will have jurisdiction.

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A Legal Memorandum Essay

A Legal Memorandum Essay

  1. Statement of Facts

Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, was arrested in London by the British authorities on October 23, 1998, in response to the request for extradition by the Spanish magistrate who earlier issued a warrant of arrest against him. The arrest caught front-page newspaper headlines, being the first time that European judges applied the principle of universal jurisdiction, arguing that they were competent in trying alleged crimes committed by former heads of state regardless of local laws.

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