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The Bay of Pigs: Cuba 1961 (Elite #166)

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Osprey's examination of the events in the Bay of Pigs (1961) that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962). In early 1961 President John F. Kennedy gave the go-ahead to an existing plan for Cuban exiles to return to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist regime. While the CIA helped in the planning stages, the attempt would not be assisted by any US armed forces. On the night of ...more
ebook, 64 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 20th 2009)
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Graham Rollins
A nicely detailed overview of the Bay of Pigs operation. The author's disdain for CIA's handling of the operation is readily apparent, but that's probably fair!
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