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        Cuban Missile Crisis | The Bomb

        Learn how close the world came to nuclear holocaust during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis in this clip from The Bomb. For years, fear of each other's bomb kept a wary peace between the US and Soviet Union. When Nikita Khrushchev attempted to expand Soviet mitary power into Cuba, President John Kennedy contemplated invading Cuba with US trioops. However, he didn't know that nuclear weapons were already in Cuba and missile officers could use them at their own discretion. Watch how the crisis was resolved and how it became the beginning of nuclear arms control.

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