What Is a Summary of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

A summary of the Cuban Missile Crisis would be that there was a 13-day worrisome military and political standoff in October of 1962 due to the nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba, which ended when the United States allowed the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, to remove the Cuban missiles as long as the U.S. did not invade Cuba. It began when the U.S. discovered that the revolutionary leftist leader Fidel Castro of Cuba, who had aligned his country with the Soviets, had missiles.