Monday, October 22, 2012

on the brink: the cuban missile crisis remembered

“Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right — not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere, and, we hope, around the world.” – President John F. Kennedy in his speech to the nation on Oct. 22, 1962
50 years ago, our nation and our world were on the brink of something catastrophic.  The Cuban Missile Crisis spanned 13 nervous days in October 1962, in which Nuclear War with Russia (and WWIII) seemed eminent.  Then President John F. Kennedy gracefully and cautiously navigated us through it, and disaster was avoided.

Back from the Brink - article

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