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Bay of Pigs : CIA's Cuban Disaster, April 1961.

Author: Phil Carradice
Publisher: Havertown : Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Perhaps not in casualties but as far as prestige and standing in the world were concerned, the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 was the worst disaster to befall the USA since the War of 1812 when British forces burned the White House. Badly planned, badly organized, the affair was littered with mistakes from start to finish not least with an inept performance by John F Kennedy and his new administration.Supposedly an  Read more...
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Carradice, Phil.
Bay of Pigs : CIA's Cuban Disaster, April 1961.
Havertown : Pen & Sword Books Limited, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Carradice
ISBN: 9781526728326 152672832X
OCLC Number: 1041042304
Description: 1 online resource (138 pages)
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction; 1. Perspective; 2. Background to Disaster; 3. Planning, Rehearsing and Changing to Plan B; 4. Final Planning; Plate section; 5. Attack; 6. Invasion; 7. The Plan Unravels; 8. An Ending; 9. Aftermath; 10. Finding the Causes, Allocating Blame; Conclusion; Sources; Acknowledgements; Index; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; Back Cover.

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Perhaps not in casualties but as far as prestige and standing in the world were concerned, the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 was the worst disaster to befall the USA since the War of 1812 when British forces burned the White House. Badly planned, badly organized, the affair was littered with mistakes from start to finish not least with an inept performance by John F Kennedy and his new administration.Supposedly an attempt by Cuban exiles to regain their homeland, the whole operation was funded and equipped by the USA. When things began to go wrong with the landings at Playa Larga and Playa Giron on the southern coast of Cuba President Kennedy and his advisers began overruling military decisions with the result that the invading Brigade 2506 made up of Cuban exiles was left with little or no air cover, limited ammunition and no easy escape.Fidel Castro made great play of his success and American failure at the Bay of Pigs. He, like Nikita Khrushchev, thought Kennedy was weak: the Cuban Missile Crisis of the following year was almost an inevitable consequence of the disaster.

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