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DANGERS OF A NUCLEAR CRISIS

27-05-2018

The Cuban Missile crisis in 1962 turned out later to have been much more dangerous than assumed. The reason was: the extent to which the U.S. President Kennedy and the Soviet leader Kruschev were misinformed about the dangerous situation in Cuba itself.

The comparison with the present U.S. - North Korean crisis is troubling. The U.S knows next to nothing about the insides of North Korea and U.S. President Trump has not as yet been an example of political wisdom. Attached artice from the Atlantic makes interesting reading


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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