Fifty years ago, the world waited while the the United States and the Soviet Union bluffed and negotiated, a nuclear holocaust growing perilously real. From Oct. 14, 1962, when a missile base under construction in Cuba was discovered by aerial reconnaissance, until an agreement was announced 13 days later, the tension mounted. Ultimately, the Soviet Union dismantled the bases and the US agreed not to invade Cuba. A secret agreement saw the US dismantle missiles in Turkey and Italy.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help