Amid the tensions, the Soviet leader secretly offered Kennedy good advice: Let's not tug on "the knot of war."
With a little will, both sides can take small steps to ratchet down the pressure — and avoid a catastrophic war.
Anything your leader can do, mine can do worse.
Women are stepping in to try something different on the Korean peninsula.
The Obama administration is pursuing a policy of "strategic patience," the equivalent of doing nothing.
The saber-rattling is mutual.
Aggressive posturing only increases the likelihood of a dangerous miscalculation.
The next administration's top short-term challenge will undoubtedly be to end U.S. involvement in combat operations in Afghanistan.