30+ Years of Freedom of Information Action

The Cuban missile crisis 50th anniversary

 

October 27, 2012
Mikoyan's "Mission Impossible" in Cuba: New Soviet Evidence on the Cuban Missile Crisis

October 24, 2012
The Underwater Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Submarines and the Risk of Nuclear War

October 19, 2012
Cuban Missile Crisis Day by Day: From the Pentagon's "Sensitive Records"
Secret Notes by Deputy Secretary Roswell Gilpatric Show Early Interest in Trade of U.S. Jupiter Missiles for Soviet Missile in Cuba, Even a Status Change for Guantanamo, as Basis of a Settlement, Presaging Elements of the Secret Deal that Helped End the Crisis.

October 16, 2012
Pentagon Estimated 18,500 U.S. Casualties in Cuba Invasion 1962, But If Nukes Launched, "Heavy Losses" Expected
Gen. Taylor Proposed Major Retaliation if Cubans "Foolhardy" Enough to Try to Repel U.S. Invasion with Nuclear Weapons.

October 12, 2012
Cuban Missile Crisis Revelations: Kennedy's Secret Approach to Castro
Declassified RFK documents yield new information on back-channel to Fidel Castro to avoid nuclear war

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October 10, 2012
The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November
Mikoyan Archive Reveals Cuba a Near-Nuclear Power. New Book Shows Crisis Unresolved Until November 22, 1962.