Just finished watching this. God, it’s funny how easy it is to forget what it used to be like in this world.
McNamarra talks about discussing with Castro, the fact that during the Cuban missile crisis, there had been 160-some nuclear warheads in Cuba, and he asked Castro: 1) Did you know at the time they were there? 2) If you had known, would you recommended to Kruschev that he use them?
His answer? Yes, I did know they were there and yes I DID recommend to Kruschev that he use them.
McNamarra: And what would’ve happened to Cuba in that instance?
Castro: We’d have been utterly destroyed.
That’s how close it came.