In 1962 the United States set up a blockade around Cuba when the Soviet Union attempted to set up missile bases on the island country. It almost led to the two superpowers going to war. This incident was referred as the Cuban Missile Crisis. General Morgan Hawkins referenced this incident when talking about a possible Soviet invasion of Khios "We should have fed those commies a nuclear sandwich back in 62".
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