The Cuban Missile Crisis took place 40 years ago this week. Fresh Air
talks with historian and former Kennedy aide Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and Peter Kornbluh who directs the National Security Archive's Cuba Project. The organization obtained newly declassified documents about the Crisis. They've published the information in the new book The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
. The National Security Archive also helped organize the historic 40th anniversary conference held in Cuba last week. (Broadcast Date: October 16, 2002)
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