From the Archives
From the archives: Cuban missile crisis 50 years ago
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.