Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
All new footage of the West Wing helps shed further light on the troubled times that surrounded the Cuban missile crisis during the early 1960s. This video includes the extensive testimony of Erich Neumeth, an ex-CIA agent who also served as one of President Kennedy's interpreters. Neumeth clearly indicates that both Russia and America came dangerously close to escalating the conflict that revolved around the missiles shipped by the Russians to Cuba, just a short distance from American shores. Viewers can learn more about the officials who played important roles in keeping the different branches of the American military from pressuring President Kennedy to prematurely attack Cuba and the Russian ships en route to its shores.
attack, Cuba, military, Russia, crisis, espionage, missile