The Bay of Pigs Invasion

by Jon Elliston
Dossier Editor

On April 17, 1961, approximately 1,300 members of a CIA-supported counter-revolutionary Cuban exile force stormed the beaches of Cuba, beginning a brief military adventure which ended in total failure. The incident quickly became a foreign policy debacle for President Kennedy, who approved the plan just three months into his presidency. This special report provides a historical retrospective of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the events leading up to it.

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  1. The Counter-revolution Commences
  2. Kennedy's Gamble
  3. The Propaganda War
  4. A Deniability Debacle
  5. The Brigade Hits the Beach
  6. Sources
  7. Bay of Pigs Documents

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