2012-10-10 / Nation/World

Archives to recount JFK’s missile crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuban missile crisis, the National Archives has pulled together documents and secret White House recordings to show the public how President John F. Kennedy deliberated to avert nuclear war.

The exhibit opens Friday to recount the showdown with the Soviet Union. It is called “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis.”

A standoff between the Soviets and U.S. lasted 13 days in October 1962 before it was peacefully resolved.

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