Bay of Pigs Invasion
|Date||May 20 1961|
|Exposed by||Tad Szulc|
|Description||A probably deliberately failed attempt to invade Cuba by the CIA. This was very possibly an attempt to entrap JFK into full scale military action against Cuba.|
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.
Usages of the phrase "Bay of Pigs"
Since the "designed to fail" nature of the Bay of Pigs Invasion became widely known,[When?] the phrase has been used to refer to such as plot, especially invasions. For example, the 2020 Invasion of Venezuela has been termed "a Venezuelan Bay of Pigs" or "Trump's Bay of Pigs".
|File:CrimeSoImmense.pdf||article||2000||James K. Galbraith|
|File:The Secret Team.pdf||book||1973||Fletcher Prouty||An unauthorised history of the CIA from its origins to the Kennedy assassination. Prouty suggested that the assassination was a coup d'état to stop the President from taking control of the CIA after the Bay of Pigs disaster. He also points out that the movement of Kennedy after a bullet struck his head was consistent with a shot from the grassy knoll. He also drew attention to the suspicious actions of the "Umbrella Man".|