Video Commemorates Cuban Missile Crisis 50th Anniversary
The 13 days at the end of October 1962 came to be called the Cuban Missile Crisis and perhaps, in the history of the Cold War, is the closest the two adversaries came to armed hostilities. The military might possessed by the U.S., along with measured diplomacy, helped defuse the dangerous situation.
To celebrate this milestone event in the history of the Cold War, the Naval Historical Foundation has produced a video, “The Cuban Missile Crisis,” providing a brief overview of the events leading up to this historic confrontation and the steps taken to resolve it.
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