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Three Times at the Brink

Monday, July 15, 2019

5:30 pm

During the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union stood at the
brink of nuclear war three times. In 1962, the Soviet introduction of
nuclear missiles into Cuba provoked an American blockade that nearly
escalated into armed clash and nuclear response. In 1973, the October or
"Yom Kippur War" led to threats of an American-Soviet confrontation and
an American nuclear alert. Ten years later, American wargames in Europe
nearly triggered a Soviet nuclear response and contributed to a global
war scare. Co-Sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.

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