Cuba Day: Senator Mansfield in Washington

First broadcast: 26 October 1962

Robin Day probes the Democratic Congress leader Mike Mansfield on the US government's current position in the missile crisis. Mansfield gives details on the range capability of the missiles and the possibility of nuclear warheads. He defends the blockade and the open installation of US missiles in Turkey by contrasting them with the clandestine Soviet manoeuvres in Cuba.

Mansfield also responds to the British Labour Party's recent statement about the legality of the blockade and subsequent relations with the UN.

Release date: 14 Feb 2013

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