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Video Clip: Parallels between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Current North Korea Situation


Author Michael Dobbs discussed the historical parallels between the nuclear standoff with North Korea with the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis involving the U.S.S.R. and Cuba. He compared the interactions between President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev to those between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. President Kennedy's Oval Office address during the crisis is shown.

5 minutes


  • Blockade
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Deterrence
  • Donald Trump
  • Fidel Castro
  • John. F. Kennedy
  • Kim Jong Un
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • North Korea
  • Nuclear War
  • Soviet Union

Additional Resources

  • On This Day: Cuban Missile Crisis

    In October 1962, the U.S. engaged in a 13 day confrontation with the Soviet Union over the deployment of Soviet missiles to Cuba. President John Kennedy notified Americans about the presence of the missiles and his plan to respond to ensure our national security. Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union, offered to remove the missiles if the U.S. agreed to not invade Cuba.

  • Bell Ringer: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    Dr. Graham Allison discusses the key events, decisions, and effects of the Cuban Missile Crisis on its 50th anniversary.

  • Video Clip: Tensions with North Korea

    North Korea and President Trump ramp up rhetoric on nuclear weapons. North Korea