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Robert F. Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Era Papers Released

Nearly 3,000 pages of material from the papers of Robert F. Kennedy are being released by the National Archives and the Kennedy Library.

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They are newly declassified and include notes jotted down by Robert Kennedy, then the Attorney General, at national security meetings during the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis.

There is also a memo he sent to his brother, President Kennedy, after a meeting with the Soviet ambassador.

Peter Kornbluh, who directs the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive in Washington, has been waiting a long time to see these papers.

And just his luck, he happened to be within driving distance of the Kennedy Library in Boston on Thursday, so he went right over to get a glimpse of the newly-released papers.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Kornbluh to get more details.