"They talk about who won and who lost. Human reason won. Mankind won."
Nikita Khrushchev, Nov 11, 1962
The site is devoted to providing background on the conflict and encouraging reflection on the lessons learned from an event that eventually was viewed as a deft dance of diplomacy and an enduring teaching tool for current and future leaders.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U.S. decisionmaking during the most dangerous U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era.
Additonal materials from newly declassified US documents and recently released Russian and Cuban records enhance the original collection above.