Cuban Missile Crisis

Aerial photo released by the Defense Department in Washington, Oct. 24, 1962 shows what was described as a medium range ballistic missile base in Cuba. Cuban officials revealed during a news conference on the 1962 missile crisis that 270,000 Soviet and Cuban troops were ready to go to war with the U.S.and that 100,000 casualties were expected

( AP Photo/File / August 21, 2012 )

Aerial photo released by the Defense Department in Washington, Oct. 24, 1962 shows what was described as a medium range ballistic missile base in Cuba. Cuban officials revealed during a news conference on the 1962 missile crisis that 270,000 Soviet and Cuban troops were ready to go to war with the U.S.and that 100,000 casualties were expected

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