Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Cuban Missile Crisis: On the brink

By Pablo Fanque, National Affairs Ed.

recently read a book about the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis, and the JFK (+RFK)  White House response. It's incredible how close we came to incinerating everything, and somehow bumbled through it with Russia and Cuba, ending up more or less whole.

This photograph shows an anti-aircraft gun on Key West that week, pointed out over the Florida Straits.

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