Bay of Pigs

  • Beware the Imperative in Foreign Policymaking

    by Michael J. Mazarr

    When foreign policy decisions are presented as imperative – that some action must be taken –  consideration for the consequences is often neglected. 

  • 60 Years Later: The Enduring Legacy of the Bay of Pigs Fiasco

    by Stephen F. Knott

    The failed invasion of Cuba by CIA-trained operatives at the Bay of Pigs set the Kennedy administration on a path of increasingly abusive covert operations against the communist regime, with consequences for US-Cuban relations and American foreign policy that still reverberate. 

  • CIA covers up Bay of Pigs history

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit joined the CIA's cover-up of its Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961 by ruling that a 30-year-old volume of the CIA's draft "official history" could be withheld from the public.