Why did the United States almost blow up the world over Soviet missiles in Cuba?
No event during the Cold War has generated more popular and scholarly attention than the Cuban missile crisis. October 1962 was a time when the actions of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba brought the world to the brink of the unthinkable, nuclear holocaust. Until late last decade the crisis historiography was built around the memoirs of former Kennedy
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were already installed in Cuba. Had the U.S invaded the Soviets undoubtedly would have found it necessary to use them, which almost certainly as MacNammara put it, would have resulted in the U.S deploying a nuclear strike against the Soviets. With this information in mind and the events of the crisis in place, we have been able to see why the United States almost blew up the world over Soviet missile in Cuba.