It’s just after 8:00am on October 16th and President Kennedy is being told that the Soviets have secretly delivered nuclear missiles to Cuba. That was fifty years ago today, and the next thirteen days would mark one of the most tense international standoffs in history. Foreign Policy provides a day by day look at the world’s most dangerous nuclear standoff.

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