In 1961 the Bay of pigs invasion took place, Kennedy ordered an invasion on Cuba's Bay of pigs and it ended in utter disaster.
With this act of aggression, the soviets were allowed by the Cuban government to ship their nuclear missiles to Cuba.
For the first time in history the military set itself to defcon 2
Robert Kennedy secretly met with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. The crisis was averted. Nuclear War would not happen that day.
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