1973 – The Yom Kippur War brings the United States and USSR to the brink of conflict


October 6, 1973

The surprise attack by Egyptian and Syrian forces on Israel in October 1973 throws the Middle East into turmoil and threatens to bring the United States and the Soviet Union into direct conflict for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Though actual combat did …read more

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The Yom Kippur War brings United States and USSR to brink of conflict

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HISTORY

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October 6, 2022

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A&E Television Networks

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October 7, 2021

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November 13, 2009

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