Americans discover Soviet SA-2 missiles in Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)

Video: Aug. 29, 1962 (at 6:41)

(Wednesday, August 29, 1962, during the Cold War) — Photographs taken by an American U-2 spyplane over Cuba first revealed today the presence there of Soviet SA-2 missiles, for anti-aircraft defense. Offensive missiles would not be discovered until later flights.

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