In 1962, B-52 bombers, like the one shown here in 2003, were loaded with nuclear payloads and poised to strike the Soviet Union upon the president’s command.
In 1962, B-52 bombers, like the one shown here in 2003, were loaded with nuclear payloads and poised to strike the Soviet Union upon the president’s command. MAX NASH Associated Press file
In 1962, B-52 bombers, like the one shown here in 2003, were loaded with nuclear payloads and poised to strike the Soviet Union upon the president’s command. MAX NASH Associated Press file

A surreal atmosphere around the Cuban missile crisis

October 31, 2015 5:00 PM

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