November 15, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 30

Other events much closer to nuclear war than Cuba

Russians have launched in our direction (Part 2 of a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis)

By PAUL DELANEY

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Staff Reporter

If as retired Soviet military expert analyst Dr. Steve Schwalbe says, and the Cuban Missile Crisis was not the take-the-world-to-the-brink-total nuclear-annihilation-moment it has always been though to be, then just what have been those other near misses?

As Cheney-area resident Schwalbe pointed out at a recent luncheon presentation to the Rotary Club of Spokane during his “War Scares,” program, he detailed over the past half century where the Soviet Union and later Russia, after the fall, and the United States nearly came to nuclear war.

Schwalbe, a forme...

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