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Official U. S. Air Force
Medium Range Ballistic Missile site in San Cristobal, Cuba, on Oct. 22, 1962.

Editor’s note: This column was originally published on May 1, 2009, and is being republished because of the recent death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

General David M. Shoup, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a friend of mine, had more serious challenges to face in 1962. Before that year was out, a crisis of the greatest magnitude had developed.

Soviet missile bases in Cuba

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