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Day 11: Oct. 25, 1962

An image

NPIC imagery consistently demonstrated for President Kennedy the extensive progress made by the Soviets since Oct. 17. This image shows all the elements necessary to launch a missile with an 1,100 nautical mile range. Analysts could tell by the tracks in the ground leading to one of the missile shelter tents that a weapon in a high state of readiness was present. The image also demonstrated the Soviets extensive use of canvas to camouflage its weapons components and, therefore, its intentions.