The blockade will continue until an effective UN inspection guarantees the dismantling of missiles in Cuba. The emissaries sent by Kennedy and Khrushchev agreed to meet on Saturday, October 27 at the Chinese restaurant Yenching Palace in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. [108] Kennedy offered to accept Khrushchev`s offer to distribute the missiles. Unknown to most EXCOMM members, but with the support of his brother, the president, Robert Kennedy had met with Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin in Washington to find out if the intentions were real. [109] EXCOMM was generally opposed to the proposal because it would undermine NATO`s authority, and the Turkish government had repeatedly stated that it was opposed to such trade. After the crisis, the United States and the Soviet Union set up the Moscow-Washington hotline, a direct communication link between Moscow and Washington. The aim was to have a way for the leaders of the two Cold War countries to communicate directly to resolve such a crisis. On October 22 at 7 p.m. EDT, Kennedy gave a national televised address on all major networks announcing the discovery of the missiles. He noticed that it was the Soviets who eventually failed after Khrushchev insisted that Kennedy promise not to invade Cuba.

He also called for the withdrawal of missiles from Jupiter to Turkey. On the same day, a U-2 spy plane carried out an unauthorized 90-minute accidental flyover of the extreme east coast of the Soviet Union. [121] The Soviets responded by harassing MiG fighters from Wrangel Island; In exchange, the Americans launched F-102 fighter jets armed with air-to-air nuclear missiles over the Bering Sea. [122] You, no more than we, can let these things pass without doing anything. According to their statements, they cannot allow us to stretch their missiles, kill a lot of Russians and do nothing. If they do not act in Cuba, they will certainly do so in Berlin. [53] In September 1962, analysts from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) found that Cuban surface-to-air missile sites were placed in a pattern similar to that of the Soviet Union to protect its ICBM bases, leading DIA to commit to the resumption of U-2 flights over the island. [43] Although the flights have been carried out by the CIA in the past, pressure from the Department of Defense has led to this authority being transferred to the Air Force. [8] After the loss of a CIA U-2 aircraft over the Soviet Union in May 1960, it was assumed that an Air Force aircraft, which would likely be used for legitimate military purposes, would be easier to explain than a CIA flight.