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Cuban Missile Crisis: 40 Years Later36:17

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For 14 days in October of 1962, the world held its breath as the United States and the former Soviet Union came the closest in history to nuclear war.

Forty years later, with a war on terror and impending battle in Iraq, we look at how we can apply the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis to today's difficulties.


Ted Sorensen, Former Policy Advisor, Legal Counsel, and Speechwriter for President John F. Kennedy. Currently a fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

This program aired on October 7, 2002.

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