Thirteen Days and 50 Years Later: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Fifty years ago, the Soviet Union and the United States stood on the brink of nuclear war. People around the world held their breath and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis. A distinguished panel convened at Stanford on Monday, Oct. 22, to reflect on those 13 days.


  1. What have we learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later?
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  3. Panelists are Stanford's David Holloway and Scott Sagan; Strobe Talbott, president of Brookings Institution, and Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund.

  4. Kennedy addresses the nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis
  5.    Watch the panelists live on Ustream: 

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