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."[1]

Further reading

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.

Chang, Laurence & Peter Kornbluh (eds.) (1992) Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A Documents Reader, New York: The New Press.

Ellsberg, Daniel (2017) The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, New York: Bloomsbury, ch. 13.

Kavka, Gregory (1986) Morality and nuclear politics: lessons from the Missile Crisis, in Avner Cohen & Steven Lee (eds.) Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity: The Fundamental Questions, Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman & Allanheld, pp. 233–254.

McNamara, Robert S. (1992) One minute to doomsday, The New York Times, October 14.

Sherwin, Martin J. (2020) Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Smith, E. Timothy (2010) Cuban Missile Crisis, in Nigel Young (ed.) The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 518–521.

Savranskaya, Svetlana (2005) New sources on the role of Soviet submarines in the Cuban missile crisis, Journal of Strategic Studies, vol. 28, pp. 233–259.

Vasili Arkhipov | nuclear warfare |  Stanislav Petrov

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    Lloyd, Marion (2002) 'Soviets close to using A-bomb in 1962 crisis, forum is told', Boston Globe, October 13, p. A20.