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Friday, October 12, 2012

Kennedy Library in Dorchester to release seven boxes of Robert Kennedy papers on Cuban missile crisis (USA)

After years of difficult negotiations with Robert F. Kennedy's heirs - and growing pressure from researchers - the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum has been granted approval to declassify and release seven boxes of the former attorney general's papers on Cuba. The papers, amounting to more than 2,700 pages, will be made available to researchers at the Kennedy Library in Dorchester and will be posted online. The decision coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, from October 16 to 28 in 1962. The president's younger brother helped defuse this most dangerous flashpoint of the Cold War, when Russia deployed medium-range nuclear missiles on the Caribbean island, just 90 miles from American shores, and the United States responded with a military blockade of the island

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