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Cuban Missle Crisis

JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fi...

Generation to Generation; Crisis to Crisis

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

So what's an American Boomer to do? Wake up. Accept responsibility. Our resource-gobbling lifestyle has caused this mess. Suburbanization has wasted U.S. resources for two generations. Change it, now.

Thirteen Days and 50 Years Later, a Chance to Apply a Lesson Learned

Juliet Sorensen | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
Juliet Sorensen

Trafficking in conventional weapons threatens our collective mortality no less than nuclear arms. The most important lesson from the Missile Crisis is simple: peace is fragile. Having survived those 13 days 50 years ago, it's now our duty to remember its lessons.

"Bomb Power," or How the Atomic Bomb Ended a War, Increased Presidential Power and Eroded the Constitution

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

While the bomb ended World War II, it also started a chain reaction that exploded into America's permanent secret security state -- with emphasis on the word 'permanent.'

Robert McNamara and the 3.5 Miles not Taken

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

While it's an oversimplification to suggest McNamara was the primary artisan of Vietnam, we cannot diminish his tragic contribution to the war.