JFK Library film paints grim alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Part of Web, social media anniversary efforts
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.