Volume IV, 2004
Dr. David Courtwright
The Cuban Missile Crisis served as a prime example of the importance of photointelligence in the successful management of an international crisis. President Kennedy was provided with excellent, but not faultless, intelligence through the use of photointelligence. Kennedy used photointelligence to decide upon his policy of quarantine. The quarantine and subsequent diplomatic efforts led to a successful resolution of the missile crisis, with a minimum loss to American interests. During the Crisis, Kennedy followed the example of President Eisenhower in using photointelligence to make foreign policy decisions.
Bejger, Adam P., "Photo Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis" (2004). All Volumes (2001-2008). Paper 78.