Best part, from a Vanity Fair quote:
It’s known that the Armed Forces objected to 13 Days, which was about the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis, and withheld cooperation. They were incensed by the depiction of the late General Curtis LeMay, who clashed with President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, feeling they were too “soft.” LeMay later described the incident, which Kennedy’s deft handling of probably prevented the deaths of millions, as “the greatest defeat in our history.”
13 Days is an excellent film that I haven’t reviewed here. It should be required viewing.
And shit, my novel HELL OF A DEAL takes on these topics in a frontal assault.