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rbgarr
10-14-2014, 04:17 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/the-real-cuban-missile-crisis/309190/?single_page=true

Gerarddm
10-14-2014, 04:20 PM
I recall my parents' faces turning sort of ashen when we saw JFK say that any missile launch from Cuba would require a full retaliatory strike upon the Russians. Talk about cojones. Indelible in my memory. I was 14 at the time.

purri
10-14-2014, 06:56 PM
The Kennedys were fools.

Cuyahoga Chuck
10-14-2014, 07:27 PM
The Kennedys were fools.Well, I happened to be a soldier at that time and my bunk was about a mile from the biggest NASA facility in America. They gave me an empty carbine and had me walk guard duty. Even tho I had access to news papers I didn't find out till much later how close I came to being vaporized. So Kennedy, who I didn't rate too highly, had, in effect, saved my bippy and the world the world that I knew. If GW Bush had been as plugged in the US would be in better shape today.