According to the research "Leadership Styles: John F. Kennedy vs George W. Bush" findings president John F. Kennedy needed to deal with the Cuban-Soviet missile sites. Those missile capabilities provided the Soviets with a great strategic as well as tactical advantage, leaving almost no time for the US to reach to the missile strike. President John F. Kennedy had different options of dealing with this threat, including launching a quick military action against the bases of the missile, though he wanted Nikita Khrushchev, his Soviet counterpart, to remove his own accord’s missiles. Kennedy’s attempt was to make a response that would reflect the will and strength of America while leaving the Soviets with a chance to back down. In order to achieve this, Kennedy compiled a large group of experts to formulate the different scenarios for producing the desired outcomes. This led Kennedy to make a Naval blockage for a face-saving and peaceful resolution of the national security threat.
Unlike Kennedy, Bush had to respond to the attacks made in America for which he could obviously and overtly hold no nation-state responsible. Rather than trying to compile an equivalent of the Ex Comm, Bush formulated the Bush doctrine that emphasized upon the need to execute a military action. His decision was to launch a war on terrorism so that America could hit back and ensure the deterrence of such attacks in the future.