Monday, October 22, 2012

22 Cuban Missile Crisis: “When the Right Words Counted”
On 22 October 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a televised speech, arguably “the most serious speech delivered in his lifetime” and the “most frightening presidential address” in U.S. history.’  Soviet missile-launch sites had been discovered under construction in Cuba.  The response resuIted from deliberations among the President and his ad hoc Executive Committee (ExCom).  
Its final draft was improved significantly by an unlikely person: the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr.

H/T to Naval History Blog
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