It’s a grim alternative history of the Cuban Missile Crisis. When efforts fail to resolve the standoff peacefully, US troops invade Cuba and are bombarded with a nuclear weapon. The Soviet Union unleashes another nuclear bomb on New Orleans. The United States has no choice but all-out retaliation that leaves its adversary a smoking ruin. That nightmare scenario is portrayed in a documentary released by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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