The Bay Of Pigs Invasion Into Cuba

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The Bay of Pigs invasion into Cuba can be seen as one of the most important political decisions in the history of the United States. Four months after John F. Kennedy took office as the thirty fifth President of the United States, he was blamed for the failed invasion of the Bay of Pigs. The failure was due to the lack of bad advice he received and then used to put into making his decision to invade. The decisions he made showed that the United States President and his Joint Chiefs were far from perfect. Bay of Pigs was a secretly organized coup in Cuba that resulted in many consequences that Kennedy would be forced to face. Politically, Kennedy decided to pursue the foreign policy decision to invade in order to stop the spread of communism throughout Latin America and the Soviet exploitation of Latin America. From an economic standpoint there were concerns regarding United States properties in Cuba that had been repossessed by the Cuban government without compensation. The intention of the invasion was to attack communist Cuba and put an end to Fidel Castro. Historical records indicate Kennedy’s advisors spoke to him about many concerns regarding the probability of success while maintaining plausible deniability if Kennedy were to pursue the covert operation. However, Kennedy went through with the operation and started with the one thousand four hundred Cuban exiles who were extremely anti-Castro and used the Central Intelligence Agency to train and arm them. On April 16th,

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