For the blog I write at the National Security Archive.
A copy of the actual letter and more analysis is at the link.... There is a pretty awesome flame thrower reference at the end.
What do you think??
At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet Secretary General Nikita Khrushchev penned a letter to his counterpart, US President John F. Kennedy. The letter described Kennedy’s order to “quarantine” Cuba as “an act of aggression which pushes mankind toward the abyss of a world nuclear-missile war.” Beyond reminding us how close the world came to nuclear war, today’s hot doc gives us a glimpse of the two brinksmen’s personal correspondence as they approached the precipice.
Read on here: http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/...edy/#more-1230