Posts tagged: cuban missile crisis
It's a grim business. There's no denying that.
Still, it's an almost irresistible Spokane “What if…” topic.
If World War III had started this month in 1962, would being far from Cuba have protected our area? Or would the military presence here have made us a high-profile target for Soviet ICBMs launched from Siberia?
Chances are, by the time a Soviet warhead could have obliterated Fairchild AFB in 1962, the bombers based there would have already been on their way to pose the utlimate question, “You want some of this?”
The second half of October in 1962 has been called the most dangerous moment in human history. Were you around back then? What do you remember?
You know, the one you'll be throwing next month as part of the jubilee anniversary of the world not getting blown up in 1962.