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What the U.S. Didn't Know About This Soviet Sub Near Cuba

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A Soviet B-59 submarine has been spotted off the southeast coast of the U.S. mainland in 1962. The White House draws up a plan, but they don't know that this sub is carrying a devastating nuclear weapon on board.

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It was the most frightening moment of the Cold War: a crisis in Cuba in 1962 that brought the world to the brink of disaster. At the center of the drama are four Soviet submarines on a mission to supply nuclear torpedoes to bases on the communist island and the U.S. Navy hunter-killer group determined to turn the vessels around. Discover how grave miscommunications and fervent emotions could have led to catastrophe and the critical role played by the Second in Command aboard Soviet sub B-59.

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