President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address
Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962… read more
Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, saying he had ordered a quarantine of the island and would continue military surveillance missions. He also said that the U.S. would consider any attack on the Western Hemisphere an attack on the U.S., “requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” He also called on international diplomatic organizations to back the U.S. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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