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Old 02-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default OT Document Friday: The Cuban Missile Crisis --Khrushchev's Letter to Kennedy

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.

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