Cuban Missile Crisis: Defcon 2

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the closest the world has come to all out nuclear war. In 2002 the Discovery Channel produced and aired a one-hour special entitled Defcon 2 and narrated by Tom Clancy. Defcon stands for defense condition and 2 is the degree that precedes nuclear war. This stand off between the US and the Soviet Union was the last time Defcon 2 was declared.

The entire documentary may be viewed on YouTube in six parts and the links to each part are posted below.

  1. http://youtu.be/Jwz7YAQj-r0
  2. http://youtu.be/tGA-iW0KsAg
  3. http://youtu.be/fyh3StmfhMw
  4. http://youtu.be/DTFSv_2GHoA
  5. http://youtu.be/w7Ou0yeBhAY
  6. http://youtu.be/Fi5fjchszLM

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