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Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

'The material presented offers a multi-media narrative of the related events leading up to, during, and after the Cuban Missile Crisis. With the 50th anniversary of the Crisis approaching, this framework is designed for viewers to assess the lessons learned from the most dangerous moment in human history, when the United States and Soviet Union came to the precipice of nuclear war.

 This module incorporates original historical documents, photos, videos, and audio clips -- some of which have only recently been declassified. The material, and much more, is available on, a website created by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs to commemorate the anniversary.'


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