The New Cuban Missile Crisis That Isn’t, by Dmitry Orlov | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The Cuban Missile Crisis is a malicious misnomer. Cuba never had any nuclear missiles; it temporarily played host to some Soviet ones. The crisis started when Americans put their intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Turkey that posed a new threat the Soviet Union, which responded by placing similar missiles in Cuba, evening the score. The Americans flew into a rage but eventually calmed down and withdrew their missiles from Turkey. The Soviets withdrew their missiles from Cuba and the crisis was over. And so it should be called the American Missile Crisis.

The New Cuban Missile Crisis That Isn’t, by Dmitry Orlov | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC