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A New Look at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Colloquium on Contemporary History No. 7, 18 June 1992

Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962

De-escalation: Soviet freighter Fizik Kurchatov at sea, 7 November 1962, just after leaving Cuba to return six missiles to the USSR (USN 711208).


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Transcripts from this colloquium include the following:

  • Intentions, Assessments, Actions, and Reactions of the Soviet Leadership
  • How Well Did the Joint Chiefs of Staff Work?
  • Some Aspects of the U.S. Navy's Participation in the Cuban Missile Crisis


Published: Wed Dec 23 13:25:36 EST 2020