monroe doctrine

The Missile Crisis That Never Went Away

Oct 16, 2012
Fifty years after the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and more than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, the US and Russian nuclear confrontation continues Each nation still keeps a total of about 800 ICBMs at launch-ready status, ready to be fired on a few minutes' warningWith approximately 1,700 nukes at launch-ready status 50 years after the Cuban missile crisis, it is naive to assume that Russia and the U will never again be in a military confrontation.
Join our newsletter Stay up to date with the latest from Truthdig. Join the Truthdig Newsletter for our latest publications.

The Week the World Stood Still

Oct 16, 2012
In 1962, nuclear war with the Soviet Union was avoided by Khrushchev’s willingness to accept that the U.S. effectively owns the world by right and may deploy massive offensive force against those who even think of deterring the benign global hegemon. But we can hardly count on such sanity forever.