The individuals involved were Kennedy (The US), Nikita Khrushchev (The Soviet Union(USSR), and Fidel Castro (Cuba).
What caused this conflict was a confrontation between the US and the USSR he first reason is that Cuba was abou
What caused this conflict was a confrontation between the US and the USSR this made the U.S. very nervous because if Cuba wanted to launch a nuclear arm at the U.S. they would have no time to react to the threat. Another reason is that The Soviet Union was planning to deliver these nuclear arms to Cuba and establish a base there. This greatly worried the U.S. because The USSR was the United States greatest enemy at the time.