The most significant American political speeches of the 20th century
#49 - John F. Kennedy -- Cuban Missile Crisis address to the nation »50 of 98 «
Delivered Oct. 22, 1962, in Washington, D.C.
"Neither the United States of America nor the world community of nations can tolerate deliberate deception and offensive threats on the part of any nation, large or small. We no longer live in a world where only the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge to a nation's security to constitute maximum peril. Nuclear weapons are so destructive and ballistic missiles are so swift, that any substantially increased possibility of their use or any sudden change in their deployment may well be regarded as a definite threat to peace."
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