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Leaders and military generals in Washington DC and the Kremlin sought a political solution ... in that challenge they succeeded. The B-52 strategic bombers were on stand-by readied forget immediate take-off fully loaded with nuclear weapons ... not a pleasant sight to see ... people were prepared for the worst.

Today people are ignorant of the risks and public opinion is silenced. A miscalculation becomes a major risk ... diplomacy has been dead for too many years. Get the bully out of the room ... I see no signs for optimism.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 04:53:08 PM EST
By Extension Taiwan



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 04:54:04 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 26th, 2022 at 12:15:26 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 04:55:01 PM EST
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How exactly is a deterrent supposed to work if the US wasn't supposed to find out about them?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 05:59:35 PM EST
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At least now Cuba can get the missiles much more openly, since I've been told from an authoritative level that every nation is free to make it's own security arrangements. Them's the rules, right?
by pelgus on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 06:07:53 PM EST
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U2 incident Gary Powers happened in the last year of Eisenhower presidency ... espionage through reconnaissance, and quality of photography was superb. This surprised the Soviets, the technology was recovered from the wreckage.

    High-altitude U-2 spy planes began making reconnaissance flights over the USSR in 1956, giving the U.S. its first detailed look at Soviet military facilities.

The move of missiles into Cuba had to be a clandestine operation under the nose of US Navy and Coastguard, the Soviets succeeded. After the U2 overflights above Cuba the missiles bases were uncovered, the US implemented a strict embargo around Cuba, entering all ships. A complete mess ... the ballistic missiles in Turkey were removed in the negotiated deal. That too had to be kept quiet in agreement with the Kennedy administration. 😖 🇷🇺 🇨🇺

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 09:58:19 PM EST
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In 1962, the UN Security Council functioned poorly ... in 2022 the same Council is broken, as diplomacy has been displaced by unilateralism, especially after the fall of the Soviet Union.

During the Cuban Missile Crisis the platform for debate was extended in the United Nations with television broadcast for all to witness the drama. Today news is biased, split in East and West and more .... social media has become a factor to spread lies and misinformation. No protests this week ... the world is occupied by the Coronavirus in all is variations.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 05:14:19 PM EST
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I didn't want to be first to say it.
by Cat on Tue Jan 25th, 2022 at 08:40:46 PM EST
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