Under The Sun

Monday, October 20, 2003


In the December 2003 issue of Military History, Peter Kross writes about a little-known facet of the Cuban Missile Crisis: an American spy in Moscow, a high-ranking Russian turncoat named Oleg Penkovsky, provided the CIA with very definite information about the USSR's real offensive missile capabilities, which were rather less than Moscow publically claimed. Thus JFK had solid evidence that Nikita Khruschev's bluff could be safely called.

"Military intelligence" is not an oxymoron.

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