A Secret Part Of The Agreement To End The Cuban Missile Crisis Was The Following American Concession

The world escaped the nuclear war of October 1962, mainly because of Kennedy`s wisdom and Khrushchev`s belated prudence. Although he felt it necessary to be intransigent in his demand for the withdrawal of the missiles from Cuba, Kennedy had been careful to postpone until the last possible moment any action that might lead to the assassination of a Russian. Khrushchev had probably decided to drop his request for quid pro quos from Turkey because he learned that a Soviet anti-aircraft missile had shot down an American U-2 plane in Cuba and killed the pilot. Kennedy and Khrushchev both understood that after shedding blood, it would be very difficult to control a crisis. Read secret documents and secretly listen to exComm meetings recorded during the Missile Crisis. .