Even if the Bay of Pigs was a disaster because Kennedy didn’t account for the possibility of failure, the aftermaths heavily influenced his administration to utilize military combat as a last resort in... ... middle of paper ... ...e learned from the Bay of Pigs disaster. Unfortunately, Kennedy was pressured by top CIA officials into approving of a plan that was doomed to fail from the start. And to make matters worse, Kennedy’s lack of planning for the possibility of failure further doomed the exiles when he didn’t provide any backup aid. After losing foreign credibility among Latin America, the Kennedy Administration continued secret operations in hopes of justifying itself. So when Soviet missiles were discovered on October 16, Kennedy was by far more experienced then he had been a year ago.
Another issue was that Cuban exiles were convinced that the US army would support them o... ... middle of paper ... ...and. As mentioned previously, former President Eisenhower pressured President Kennedy, and he was only given a brief overview of the plan. (Direct pressure on dissenters - This left him with too little to take into account and the quick decision to move on with the plan to avoid any misjudgments since it all happened early into his administration) In conclusion, even though everyone knew that the goal was to overthrow the communist government in Cuba; it is clearly stated throughout this report that all the misshapen, lack of risk management and miscommunication lead to the failure of the mission and the historic incident for the Americans. Everyone involved got caught in the heat of the moment and the illusion of an easy winning that forgot to rationalize all the foreseeable factors that could have led them to victory. References: • Group discussion and minute
Throughout the presidential campaign, Kennedy had defendant full general of not doing enough regarding Fidel Castro. In fact, Eisenhower might have launched associate invasion himself, had a correct excuse given itself. Instead, he bequeathed a sophisticated attempt to Kennedy; UN agency was powerfully inclined to pursue it. Others within the government weren't convinced. The Cubans had given proof to the world organization as early as Gregorian calendar month that the U. S. was hiring and coaching mercenaries.
Even if Phoenix had successfully eradicated the Viet Cong insurgents, it is doubtful the GVN would have been capable of making the transition from a military struggle to a political one. The necessary governmental structure simply did not exist, and the result would have been anarchy. That Phoenix was a program running contrary to the practices and principles of American society is indisputable. This type of covert operation was precisely what President Kennedy and Arthur Schlesinger tried to eliminate. It is a facet of government that makes most American citizens decidedly uneasy.
Why refuse legitimate requests to see the documents if there is nothing to hide? There is obviously something below this iceberg of a story; something Obama doesn’t want anyone to see. Also, don’t try telling me that the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, the one person who in essence controls the militia, didn’t know about a gun tracing program. Unlike other presidential scandals in the past, such as Watergate and Clinton’s “no sexual relations” lies, American citizens needlessly died in these scandals. And President Barack Hussein Obama is to blame.
Unfortunately, many of these lessons have been forgotten by the United States government and they continue to carry out operations based on falsified intelligence. The thirteen days during the Cold War, known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, impacted the country like no other event in history has. Millions of people were at risk on both the American side and the Soviet side. Any misguided decision could have proven to be a fatal mistake and the consequences unimaginable. Due to the fast acting and smart decision making by President Kennedy, the United States and the Soviet Union were saved from an almost imminent nuclear war.
Many believe Kennedy made the right decision, I stand with that group; Others believe we should have conducted surgical strikes against the bases to show we would not tolerate a threat that close to our own shores. Kennedy was probably cautious about strikes because of the Bay of Pigs invasion which had failed so miserably just a year before. The Bay of Pigs invasion was an attempt by the U.S. to remove Castro from office. We armed and trained about 2000 Cuban exiles for this job. The hope was that a general uprising would begin, and Castro would be removed from office by his own people and not by any United States personnel.
The Soviet Union and the United States were exceptionally close to an all out nuclear war that could have wiped out the entire human population. Photos were taken from a spy plane... ... middle of paper ... ..., there was a huge need for the Cuban Missile crisis to occur and for the missiles in Cuba to be discovered, for the reason that if it had not happened, then there would still be a lack of communication to this day, or there would have been for numerous years to come, and the nation as we know it may not still be standing. This event in history was significant because it in fact did lead to the connection of the world to each other and therefore eliminated abundant tribulations. The nations would never have been connected by something as necessary as a hotline as early as they were at the time. Ultimately, the positives outweighed the negatives in that the only true negative was fear, and this fear was the fear of the unknown.
John F. Kennedy’s speech regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the greatest factors in preventing a third World War as well as keeping domestic peace. John F. Kennedy had several goals for his speech, to calm and reassure the America people, to relieve tensions with the soviets, and to not repeat some of his same mistakes. Just over a year before the speech John F. Kennedy had made his worst mistake as president, the Bay of Pigs Invasion. JFK was pressured into signing off on an attack that turned into one of the worst and most embarrassing American attacks in history. He would not let that happen again; his speech was thoroughly planed and carefully executed.
My thought at the time was that whatever Moscow was up to in Cuba was somehow connected with the lingering crisis over Berlin which had begun the previous August when the East Germans began to construct a wall sealing off the eastern sector. I believed that Khrushchev, recognizing that the importance of the city to the West made the risk of war high, was lying low on that crisis while creating a new one in Cuba with the intent of trading one off against the other, perhaps gaining leverage for concessions. But there were other reasons that the possibility of missiles in Cuba was not far–fetched. During the Berlin crisis, most of our contingency planning for military options had been based on estimates of impressive Soviet conventional and nuclear capabilities. For that reason, we had thought the possibility of escalation into a nuclear war was likely, and the Soviets could hit us very hard.