#CIA declassifies trove of #ColdWar-era intelligence memos


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AUSTIN, Texas — As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher was spotted in Cuba.Amid those grave concerns, the memo ends on a different note.

A U.S. agent in Moscow describes “packed houses and enthusiastic applause” during a run of Russian performances by the New York City Ballet.

Source: CIA declassifies trove of Cold War-era intelligence memos – U.S. – Stripes