50th Anniversary: The Missile Gap Controversy

MON, SEP 26, 2011 (1:33:32)

In September 1961, President Kennedy was officially notified by the CIA that the United States had surpassed the Soviet Union in missiles, dispelling the notion of Soviet superiority in the arms race. Former senior CIA intelligence officer Gene Poteat and historians Timothy Naftali, Fred Kaplan and John Prados discuss this pivotal moment in world history. Mary Elise Sarotte, professor of International Relations at USC, moderates. This forum followed the afternoon panel sessions of the CIA Overview of the Missile Gap.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
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