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Cuban Missile Crisis "On The Brink"

Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis "On The Brink"

Washington, DC
Saturday, October 23, 2010

It has been forty-eight years since the United States and Soviet Union showdown over Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The crisis ended when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev backed down and announced the removal of the missiles. Former presidential adviser and special counsel, Ted Sorensen and former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara took part in a 2002 discussion on those thirteen days in October 1962.

Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 12:58am (ET)

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