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Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis to Detente

Cold War: Cuban Missile Crisis to Detente

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JFK in Today's World

Tom Brokaw wonders how the Cuban Missile Crisis would have played out today.


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"Watching the recent government shutdown debate, I tried to imagine how Kennedy's Bay of Pigs disaster—the invasion of Cuba with a small surrogate army in April 1961—might have played out in today's Benghazi climate. How long would it be before a national chorus of critics arose, demanding his impeachment? Can you imagine the wall-to-wall, channel-to-channel, blog-to-blog tsunami during the 12 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962? That's when Kennedy had arguably his finest hour as commander in chief, cooling off potentially catastrophic war fever with imaginative diplomacy."



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