Cuban Missile Crisis
|start=16 October 1962
|end=20 November 1962
|description=A military standoff between the USSR and USA involving nuclear brinksmanship.
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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.
[[John F. Kennedy]] did not get much credit for resolving his from his hawkish Pentagon advisors, who considered that he has missed an opportunity for a preemptive all out attack on the [[USSR]].
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