Fidel Castro Suggested Nuclear Strike On U.S.: Documents

11/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • WILLIAM J. BROAD nytimes.com

In the early 1980s, according to newly released documents, Fidel Castro was suggesting a Soviet nuclear strike against the United States, until Moscow dissuaded him by patiently explaining how the radioactive cloud resulting from such a strike would also devastate Cuba.

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