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The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation among the Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States in October 1962, during the Cold War.
In August 1962, the Cuban and Soviet governments secretly began to build bases in Cuba for a number of medium-range and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles (MRBMs and IRBMs) with the ability to strike most of the continental United States.

Cuban Missile Crisis - Wikipedia

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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 ...

Cuban Missile Crisis - Cold War - HISTORY.com

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During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the ...

Cuban Missile Crisis - Oct 22, 1962 - HISTORY.com

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In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962 - Office of the Historian

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The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962. The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the ...

Cuban Missile Crisis - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library ...

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For thirteen days in October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Cuban Missile Crisis - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library ...

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Bullseye chart showing the flight range of Soviet-owned missiles based in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. At 8:45 AM on October 16, 1962, National ...

About the Crisis | Cuban Missile Crisis

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The Cuban Missile Crisis was a pivotal moment in the Cold War. Fifty years ago the United States and the Soviet Union stood closer to Armageddon than at any ...

The Real Cuban Missile Crisis - The Atlantic

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Every sentence in the above paragraph describing the Cuban missile crisis is misleading or erroneous. But this was the rendition of events that the Kennedy ...

The Cuban Missile Crisis | History Today

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President Kennedy and Secretary of Defense McNamara in an EXCOMM meeting.For 14 days in October 1962 the world stood on the brink of nuclear war.