Cuban missile crisis

A U.S. administration official shows aerial views of a Cuban medium-range missile base as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevension, right, describes the photos to members of the United Nations Security Council on Oct. 25, 1962. (File photo/AFP/Getty Images)

A U.S. administration official shows aerial views of a Cuban medium-range missile base as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevension, right, describes the photos to members of the United Nations Security Council on Oct. 25, 1962. (File photo/AFP/Getty Images)