How the Cuban Missile Crisis nearly became WW3
That video clip is from U.S. President John F. Kennedy address to the nation exactly 50 years ago today Monday.
It was the first time he publicly annouced the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba, which became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Don Munton is an Arthur Schlesinger fellow at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and co-author of the book The Cuban Missile Crisis.
He says there are some common misconceptions about the Crisis, including the role Canada played and how close the crisis came to starting World War Three.
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