The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during October 1962 over the presence of Soviet nuclear-capable missiles in Cuba.  Arthur Schlesinger, the historian and former Kennedy aide, called it "the most dangerous confrontation in human history." (Lloyd 2002)

Bibliography

Blanton, Thomas, William Burr & Svetlana Savranskaya (2012) The underwater Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet submarines and the risk of nuclear war, The National Security Archive, October 24.

Blight, James G. & Janet M. Lang (2012) The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield....

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