Analysis Of The Bay Of Pigs

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During the 1950’s most people thought America was a force to be reckoned with. The United States had a phenomenal military and they were not afraid to use it. During World War I and World War II America established its status in the leaderboard of top powerful nations. Americans were considered to be good, moral folks who had both knowledgeable and competent men leading their country. The Bay of Pigs changed every bit of that. According to one writer, not only did the Bay of Pigs seem to be immoral to a lot people, but it also made the American world leaders look completely incompetent.
President Eisenhower cooked up this undercover plan to overthrow Fidel Castro. His plan was to put the CIA in charge of this undercover plan. Eisenhower felt that Castro was good buddies with the leader of the Soviet Union and the idea of Castro heading up a communist country that was so close to American soil bothered Eisenhower. He insisted the whole operation had to remain secret. When John F. Kennedy was elected president, Eisenhower told him all about the mission which happened to still be in the planning stages. Kennedy agreed that the mission should be kept a secret. He thought that if the Russians suspected the Americans to be planning something against Cuba, then they would be surely come and retaliate against the United States. Everybody was terrified that if the United States and the Soviet Union got into a battle, then it would lead to an all-out nuclear war with the Soviet Union. To make matters worse, when Kennedy was running for the presidency, platform for presidency he pretty much “beat the Eisenhower administration over the head” about the Castro. This made most people in the Kennedy administration think there was no way for Kennedy to not carry out the mission. He was basically between a rock and a hard place. "He had a lot of doubts about it, a lot of concerns about it, but he never could figure out a way not to do it."
The mission started on April 15, 1961. There was supposed to be a group of air strikes that would take out Castro's defenses first. Then, an army of 1,500 Cuban exiles were supposed to land in Cuba's Bay of Pigs. They were supposed to storm the beach, and begin the overthrow of the Cuban
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