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Speaking of the 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?

One way to look at it

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?”

Were you around 50 years ago?

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?

There’s still time to plan your party

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.

Looking ahead to October of 2012

It will be 50 years since the world survived the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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