Bay of Pigs Invasion
May 20 1961|
A failed attempt to invade Cuba by the CIA.|
Jacob Esterline was a key organiser. He had second thoughts about it and wanted to resign, but was persuaded not to by the CIA Deputy Director for Plans, Richard M. Bissell Jr.
Fletcher Prouty reports that an investigation into the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion by John F. Kennedy determined that the key operational error was a failure to destroy all of the Cuban planes, which allowed them to destroy the supply boats for the invaders. This was traced to a miscommunication by McGeorge Bundy.
When Richard Nixon refers to the "Bay of Pigs" many historians have conjectured that he was actually referring to the JFK Assassination.
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