The closest brush: How a UN secretary-general averted doomsday

@article{Dorn2012TheCB,
  title={The closest brush: How a UN secretary-general averted doomsday},
  author={A. Walter Dorn and Robert Pauk},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={79 - 84}
}
A half-century after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the world still overlooks the role played by U Thant—the quiet, unassuming UN secretary-general from Burma—in helping the superpowers resolve their crisis and avert nuclear war. Thant sent early and important messages to President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The first requested a moratorium on the conflict at sea. Although many of Kennedy’s advisers looked upon Thant’s initiative with derision, Kennedy asked Thant to send… 

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