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by C13Originals | Jon Meacham | The HISTORY® Channel
Hope, Through History

Episode 4 | JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

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It is known as the most dangerous moment in human history. In late October of 1962, American spy planes discovered Soviet missile bases with nuclear capabilities on the island of Cuba. Normalcy was put on indefinite pause as millions of Americans grappled with terrifying idea that at any moment, without warning, their communities and loved ones could be decimated by an atomic bomb. While military leaders and hardliners clamored for aggressive action, it was the patience and poise of a president that saved the world from mass destruction.

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Episode 4

by C13Originals | Jon Meacham | The HISTORY® Channel