A history lesson we have yet to learn: the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the threat of nuclear war in 2022
Are today’s leaders of nuclear-armed states as capable of stepping back from Armageddon as the occupants of the Kennedy White House, the Khrushchev Kremlin, and the commander of a Russian submarine fleet off the coast of Florida in 1962?
The Kennedy White House Executive Committee during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Millions of lives would depend on the president’s decision.
Photograph courtesy of the White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum