Bay Of Pigs

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In an attempt to over throw the Cuban government the United States fully funded and planned the invasion of southern Cuba also know as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The U.S. had landed armed Cuban exiles in southern Cuba in attempting to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro in 1961.this marked the climax of anti Cuban U.S. actions. The failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion was caused by misinformation lack of strategic planning and mismanagement, the consequences of that was 2x4 to the face for the Americans and a major increase in tensions between the two super powers of the world during the cold war.

The lack of strategic planning of the invasion by the United States government lead to the failure at the attempt to overthrow the Cuban government. The United States had originally attempted to overthrow the Cuban government which was lead by Fidel Castro by sending in armed Cuban exiles to southwest Cuba in 1961. This action ultimately led to anti Cuban-U.S. actions. While debates were taking place in the United Nations Security Council, Cuba attempted to condemn the United States' action but failed due to a United States Veto. Then, during the Eisenhower administration, the CIA began to train Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government to help out the people living there. Although, it was not Eisenhower who pushed forward with the plan, but was Richard Nixon. This amount of involvement led Nixon to fear that the magnitude of his involvement would surface and he would then be blamed for the failure of the plan. The original plan, which was planned to land the exile brigade somewhere around the old colonial city of Trinidad, Cuba. The government realized that the landing at this particular spot gave them many options. The government believed that most people living in the area were opposed to the Castro government and would not mind them being there. They also were hopeful because they could use the mountainous region to their advantage if the landing plan were to fail. Soon everything was in place, but then the flight crews received a call from Washington ordering them stand down for an indefinite period of time. It seemed like the United States government carefully looked over the planned and weighed their options. Unknown to them was that there were bigger problems to be faced.

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