New lessons from the Cuban missile crisis

The World

Popular narratives about the Cuban missile crisis often suggest the standoff was resolved due to steely eyed determination from uncompromising US leaders. But Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the nongovernmental National Security Archive, says not so fast. Kornbluh tells The World’s host Marco Werman that nuclear war was avoided in 1962 by diplomacy, negotiation and compromise.

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