On this day, a half-century ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis began to wind down when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev sent a letter to President Kennedy that offered a deal: he would remove the Soviet missiles in Cuba if Kennedy pledged that the U.S. would never invade Cuba. But all the while, another Soviet missile base—this one much more difficult to detect—was already operational in another country. Located in the forests north of Berlin, this was the first Soviet base located outside the U.S.S.R.
The Soviet Missile Base We Couldn’t See (BBC)
October 27, 2012 By 1 Comment