Many contradictions emerge from the nine published accounts of the confrontation between the Soviet submarine B-59 and American antisubmarine-warfare units during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Assessing those accounts reveals that no participant should be anointed as “the man who saved the world,” and that the peaceful conclusion of the confrontation should not be attributed to good luck.
"The Cuban Missile Crisis at Sea—Avoidance of Nuclear War Not Left to Chance,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 76:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol76/iss2/8