A “Harsh and Terrible … Solution”: Fidel Castro’s Armageddon Letter to Nikita Khrushchev

11 January 2018 — National Security Archive

Washington, D.C., January 11, 2018 – A new book by long-time colleagues of the National Security Archive, James G. Blight and janet M. Lang, offers a fresh exploration of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and plumbs its lessons on the continuing dangers of nuclear war. 

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The Cuban Missile Crisis at 55: U.S. Planned for Military Occupation of Cuba

17 October 2017 — National Security Archive

“All Persons in Occupied Territory Will Obey Promptly All Orders,” Stated Occupation Proclamation

CIA Post-Mortems: “Photo-Gap” on Missile Installations Created by Restrictions on U-2 Overflights

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 606

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