North Korea

North Korea: Another Cuban missile crisis?

North Korea: Another Cuban missile crisis?

You might ask, “Does history provide us with a lesson we can apply to the current problem America faces with North Korea?” The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 is the most significant event we can point to when the dire threat of nuclear war was at stake. To get the best counsel, President John F. Kennedy fielded a committee of experienced civilian and military advisers to help him decide what to do about the presence of nuclear missiles in Cuba. During those momentous 13 days, “when the world held its breath,” the hawks in the executive committee, including members of the Joint Chiefs and, perhaps most notably, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, recommended a military strike against...

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