A higher number of US and Canadian diplomats and their families are believed to have been attacked by a mystery sonic weapon in Havana than was initially reported, CNN has learned from two senior US government officials.
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of the gravity of the situation between the US and North Korea, saying, "we're dealing with probably the most serious crisis involving a potential nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis."
While the alleged "acoustic attack" on US diplomats in Havana is the latest flap between American and Cuban governments, it is far from the first incident to take place between the former Cold War foes.
The tension between North Korea and much of the rest of the world over the communist country's reported nuclear capabilities is, objectively, not great. It evokes another famous standoff between the US and communist powers: The Cuban missile crisis.
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