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Cuban Missile Crisis 55th Anniversary: Lessons for Korea and Iran

Huffington Post
October 28, 2017
By William Bradley

This is the 55th anniversary of the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The 13-day exercise, the first several days of which took place in secret after a misfiring intelligence community too geared to covert ops in the Eisenhower administration belatedly informed President John F. Kennedy of the presence of Soviet nuclear missiles 90 miles from the U.S., put America through an existential wringer. The world has never been closer to nuclear war. (Mad Men‘s Season 2 finale does an excellent job of portraying the sense of dread, hysteria, fatalism, and relief around the Cuban Missile Crisis.)
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