Cuban Missile Crisis
|Date||16 October 1962 - 20 November 1962|
|Description||A military standoff between the USSR and USA involving nuclear brinksmanship.|
After learning that the Soviet Union had begun shipping missiles to Cuba, Kennedy announced a strategic blockade of Cuba and warned the Soviet Union that the U.S. would seize any more deliveries.
On the day when JFK resolved the Crisis, he told his brother, RFK, "this is the night I should go to the theatre", referring to the Lincoln assassination. His brother replied "if you go, I want to go with you".
He began to understand just how insecure was his position as president.