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This essay sets out to establish lessons learnt from Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One is the significant impact of IMINT on the strategic decisions behind the blockade on Cuba as well as the planning of eventual air strikes. The author also highlights that this impact was a huge risk once the over-reliance on IMINT and the deficiency of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) were understood. From the analysis of a ‘secret low-level photographic operation’ codenamed Operation Blue Moon, the author states that the successful collection of low-level aerial photography over Cuba was far from well-planned. But, he felt that the most crucial lesson comes from observing the behaviour and interactions between the actors responsible for the planning, authorisation, collection, analysis and consumption of intelligence. Even after fifty years, the crisis represents not only an important moment of the Cold War, but also a guide on the management of intelligence in general.

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