It was *that* close
I'm not sure what I find more disturbing about this article.
That it really did boil down to one man's decision (who was not the president) to *not* launch nuclear weapons.
That I didn't know this. A deficiency in reporting, or a deficiency in my education and attention?
That the tone of the article is, "Did you know that once there was such a thing as the 'Cuban Missile Crisis'?"