"the Cuban Missile Crisis sent"
CIA reference photograph of Soviet medium-range ballistic missile (SS-4 in U.S. documents, R-12 in Soviet documents) in Red Square, Moscow. (1959-62)
Public DomainCIA reference photograph of Soviet medium-range ballistic missile (SS-4 in U.S. documents, R-12 in Soviet documents) in Red Square, Moscow. (1959-62) - Credit: Central Intelligence Agency (US Federal Government)

 The Cuban Missile Crisis almost saw nuclear disaster when the powerful forces of the Soviet Union and America faced each other off Cuba in 1962.