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Secret files from 70s
reveal Trident strike needed
'to kill 10m Russians'
Whitehall documents written in 1970s
and marked 'personal and top secret'
show logic of British Cold War deterrent
Dagmar Searchinger 1916-2011
founder of Women Strike for Peace,
a cold war movement that helped organize
demonstrations around the world
calling for nuclear disarmament
Roy Richard Rubottom Jr. 1912-2010
a diplomat who influenced and helped hone
United States policy toward Latin America in the late 1950s,
a time of economic and political tumult
that culminated in Fidel Castro’s takeover in Cuba
The National Security Archive / The George Washington University
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
The global superpower stand-off
that brought the world
to the brink of destruction.