October 22, 1962 — Day 7 of the Cuban Missile Crisis

President Kennedy writes a letter to Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union, prior to addressing the American public on live television. In it, he writes:

"I have not assumed that you or any other sane man would, in this nuclear age, deliberately plunge the world into war which it is crystal clear no country could win and which could only result in catastrophic consequences to the whole world, including the aggressor."

See the rest of Kennedy’s letter to Khrushchev here.

(source: jfklibrary.org)

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    This is the basis of MAD theory in terms of nuclear war
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    just listened to this on vinyl with chelsea…you will never be this cool.
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