The Cuban Missile Crisis Declassified

The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.

The confrontation, elements of which were televised, is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.


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