The crisis resulted in the creation of a Hotline Agreement between the US and Soviet Union that would allow for instantaneous communications between the leaders of the two countries. The Cuban Missile Crisis stands today as a constant reminder of the immense danger that is ever present in the Nuclear Age. Subsequent meetings among key decision makers in the Cuban Missile Crisis have shown how many misperceptions there were during the tense period of the crisis, and how fortunate the world was to have escaped a dreadful nuclear holocaust between the two "superpower" states.
The World on the Brink: John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Evaluation of the Effect on US Operational Plans of Soviet Army Equipment Introduced Into Cuba by Maxwell D. Taylor, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, November 2, 1962.
Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis at Fifty by David Krieger, October 2012.