During an infamous 13-day stretch in October 1962, Americans faced the prospect of imminent nuclear war with the Soviet Union. We talk with "Above & Beyond" co-author Michael Tougias about the pilots of the U.S. U-2 spy program and how President John F. Kennedy used the intelligence gained from the U-2 spy program to negotiate with the Soviet Union.
This program was originally broadcast on July 25, 2018.
He is the author and co-author of 29 books.
Watch this CNN video for historical context to the Cuban Missile Crisis. And watch this video to learn more about U-2 pilot Rudy Anderson.
How the aurora borealis almost started World War III - an article by author Michael Tougias.