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Bay Of Pigs Invasion Essay

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The Bay of Pigs invasion is a tragedy over the years has been an important forgotten intelligence failure. However, within the last decade researchers have presented new evidence that validates previous research if President Kennedy and the CIA followed the trail of intelligence and red flags the operation would have been planned accordingly. This should have prevented the calling off the rest of the air support to the Cuban Patriots and which would have allowed the Cuban Freedom Fighter to overthrow Fidel Castro and his regime. Within the research several of the authors use groupthink, hindsight bias, and unethical decision making such as self-image, and arrogance to describe the decision making process or lack thereof of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Back in 1998, thirty seven years after the failed invasion at the Bay of Pigs, Cuba to remove President Fidel Castro the Pentagon officially confirms Cuba poses no threat to U.S Security (Delpama, 1998).
Even today in the year 2013, their still lies many unanswered questions about what really happened, who’s at fault and why did the United States get involved? Researches thus far have done a considerable amount of research to answer these questions. However, there is still a lot of information regarding the invasion still classified we might not ever get those answers. The articles as follows provides some insight into the decision making process up to and during the time of the invasion. This literature review will leave the reader understanding that even one of the most powerful countries has it flaws and arrogance can cost the lives of innocent individuals.
In the article 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion by Delpama describes the operation as misguided and armature. The outcome of...

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...ent very wrong. All authors presented in this literature review have made it somewhat clear that President Kennedy is ultimately to blame even though through the research it appear he was not told the whole truth behind the operation. President Kennedy at the time played a crucial if not the most important role in the invasion and failed to protect those who were fighting for their country through false promises. What is not so clear is why? All authors neglected to go into any great details answering this question. Surprisingly it was just touched on and their need to be further research done in order to get the answer to this question. When looking at different research that has been done on Bay of Pigs invasion one common theme is groupthink per the definition. When doing further research hopefully the information will be more defined within the readings.
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