After reading â€œWhat can be learned from the past?â€ and â€œSoviet Deception in the Cuban Missile Crisis,â€ identify any cognitive shortfalls associated with individual or group perception, memory, analysis, or biases associated with â€œOperation Anadyr.â€
1. Document Format.
a.MS Word document
b.One-inch (1â€) margins
c.Times New Roman Font
d.Twelve (12) pitch
2. Citation Format: Turabian.As stated in the Academic Integrity Briefings, information taken directly from another source must be placed in quotations and cited following the Turabian format contained in the week one â€œlessonsâ€ folder.
3. Graphics are not allowed.
4. As stated in the grading rubric, students must (1) employ imaginative approaches to answer the question being asked; (2) display an impressive command of the subject matter beyond the immediately obvious; (3) demonstrate a high level of critical thinking y reflection current and world views, and genuine intellectual development; and (4) excel in explaining all major points using multiple examples from the course readings or individual research.
(a)Title of the paper: Perception, Bias, and the Cuban Missile Crisis
(e)Date the paper was completed.
Length: Minimum of four pages, no more than five pages (double spaced, not including the title page and Selected Bibliography).
Section I: Introduction.
(a) Clearly state the purpose of your paper along with the approach youâ€™ll be taking to answer the question.Briefly summarize the key events associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Section II: Perceiving the build-up to and eventual crisis.
(a) From the course readings/presentations, identify two specific instances where US political or military personnel mistakenly perceived the build-up to the crisis, the Sovietâ€™s ability to successfully place nuclear weapons in Cuba, and the Sovietâ€™s response to the crisis. Analyze why the perception was believed to be correct and its impact on the crisis.
(b) From the course readings/presentations, identify two specific instances where US political or military personnel allowed a cognitive bias to influence their assessment/judgment in relation to the build-up to the crisis, the Sovietâ€™s ability to successfully place nuclear weapons in Cuba, and the Sovietâ€™s response to the crisis.Analyze how the bias occurred its impact on the crisis.
(c) Identify two missed indicators you think wouldâ€™ve allowed the US to prevent the Soviets from placing weapons in Cuba.Assess why you think these indicators were missed and how they couldâ€™ve altered the conflict had they been collected, identified, and recognized as such.
Section III: Selected Bibliography.
(a) Contains all sources consulted and cited in preparing your paper.