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The only combat casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis was Major Rudolf Anderson, the pilot of a U-2 plane who was shot down over Cuba. JFK wrote his widow this letter. #13days 

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I started listening to Dan Carlin's @HardcoreHistory  & I'm hooked. Epic stories by a master storyteller. 6-hours on the Cold War/Cuban Missile Crisis: 3 hours for Part I (of 6!) on World War I. I'm going to be busy for awhile...

The accepted version of events around the Cuban Missile Crisis was wrong – or at least missing some serious context. We talked to @YahooNews  reporter @SeanDNaylor  on how he got that massive scoop.

Curtis LeMay believed that the only sure nuclear defense was to launch a preëmptve first strike. During the Cuban missile crisis—which ended on this day in 1962—he almost did it.

On this week's Watchdog Q&A, read @SeanDNaylor  behind-the-scenes account of how he uncovered secret history behind Cuban missile crisis.

Today in 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended. Aerial photography from the Lockheed U-2 was at the heart of the crisis. A senior official from the National Photographic Interpretation Center reflects, in a 2012 lecture:

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President Kennedy released this statement #otd , effectively ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. #13days  📄 Robert F. Kennedy's copy of the statement:

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On this day in 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end, relieving the threat of nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union. Find out how careful conversations and one man's decision saved the day (and perhaps the world):

SEE PHOTOS | Take a look back on the Cuban Missile Crisis 57 years after the 13-day standoff ended

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JFK asks his mother (after Cuban Missile Crisis) not to contact Nikita Khrushchev again without asking him first:

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History,not just Cuban exiles,considers Che Guevara a murderous sociopath who executed hundreds after unfair show trials & during missile crisis wanted Cuba to “sacrifice itself to nuclear arms,that its ashes might serve as a basis for new societies.”

JFK asks his mother (after Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962) not to contact Nikita Khrushchev again without consulting him first:

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Reports tonight that Russia is trying to tighten its grip on Venezuela. Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 have we had such an enemy presence in our own hemisphere. This CANNOT and will not be allowed. #Putin  and #Maduro , you’re both on notice. #TrishRegan 

JFK asks his Mother (after Cuban Missile Crisis) not to contact Nikita Khrushchev again without asking him first:

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Unreal. How can the President of the United States say we’ve gone through the worst period of US/Russian relations in history? Wasn’t he alive during the Cuban Missile Crisis when the two nuclear powers went head to head and the Russians blinked?

4/ The US is involved in a showdown being compared to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Bannon just told the world President Trump is bluffing.

The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is that JFK saved us from nuclear war by exhibiting what might be called "strategic patience"

JFK asks his mother (after Cuban Missile Crisis) not to contact Nikita Khrushchev again without asking him first:

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