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Lessons From The Cuban Missile Crisis

Fifty years ago, a United States Air Force U-2 spyplane captured photographic proof that the Soviet Union was installing offensive nuclear missile sites in Cuba, and a diplomatic standoff ensued. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government about the lessons learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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How Kennedy Stepped Back From The Brink Of War

Fifty years ago, the world faced nuclear war as President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev faced off. Kennedy's clear thinking during the Cuban missile crisis helped the countries avert that terrible prospect.
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Washington's Lesser-Known Memorials

Find out why there are memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot and women who died on the Titanic.

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Family Fights For Honor Of 'Rogue' Vietnam General

John Lavelle was accused of authorizing illegal bombing raids in North Vietnam in 1972 and forced to retire with only two stars instead of four. Several years later, White House tapes revealed that President Nixon had backed the raids. Now Lavelle's family wants to know why his rank hasn't been restored.
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Washington's Lesser Known Memorials

Find out why there memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot, and women who died on the Titanic...

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