What can Obama learn from Kennedy?
From Havana to Tehran, Tom Segev takes a look at a world of 'what-ifs.'
On Sunday, October 14, 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy received aerial photographs of missile bases in Cuba; the Soviet-made missiles depicted in those images had nuclear warheads. These facts are common knowledge; every undergraduate studying international relations is expected to be familiar with this narrative. Nearly every book about the Cuban Missile Crisis also mentions the fact that the photos were...
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