This video shows the speech President Kennedy gave to the American people regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This 30 minute video tells the story of Nikita Khrushchev, the Russian leader of the fifties and early sixties who decided to install Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba, a roll of the geo-political dice which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This 45 minute video tells the Cuban part of the Cold War story during the period of 1959-1962.
This 47 minute video by the History Channel covers the Cuban Missile Crisis in detail.
This 90 minute video narrated by Peter Jennings of ABC seemed to be the best video about the Cuban Missile Crisis on Youtube. This crucial historic event is explored in detail using interviews with participants on both sides of the conflict.
U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy, An Oral History, Part 1 – This 4 hour documentary film (in two parts) from Sandia National Labs explores the origins of United States strategic nuclear policy and how it evolved.
U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy, An Oral History, Part 2 – This 4 hour documentary film (in two parts) from Sandia National Labs explores the origins of United States strategic nuclear policy and how it evolved.
The Bomb: A Nuclear Weapons Documentary – This two hour video documentary provides a good overview of the history of nuclear weapons development.
The Atomic Bomb: Crash Course History – This video by the excellent YouTube educational video producers CrashCourse offers a quick engaging look at the history of the development of nuclear weapons.
The Black Brant Scare Near Miss – In January of 1995 the Russians mistook a Norwegian scientific research rocket for an American first strike and almost launched a retaliatory nuclear attack.