Cuban Missile Crisis - Wikipedia
The Cold War for Kids: Cuban Missile Crisis
In this section you will find a chronology of the early Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, answers to some about the Crisis, and links to , , and and from the most dramatic period of the Cold War.
The Real Cuban Missile Crisis - The Atlantic
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 other moment in history. In October 1962 President John F. Kennedy was informed of a U-2 spy-plane’s discovery of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba. The President resolved immediately that this could not stand. Over an intense 13 days, he and his Soviet counterpart Nikita Khrushchev confronted each other “eyeball to eyeball,” each with the power of mutual destruction. A war would have meant the deaths of 100 million Americans and more than 100 million Russians.