Cuba The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of negligence, overconfidence, as well as lack of security. The responsibility for the failure of the operation falls straightforwardly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion reasoned an increase in tension between the two great superpowers and paradoxically 34 years later than the event, the person that the invasion intended to overthrow, Fidel Castro, is still in power. The Bay of Pigs invasion was an effort by American-backed Cuban exiles to cause the downfall of the Communist government of Fidel Castro. The plan for the invasion had in fact been Richard Nixon's, however President Eisenhower and the CIA took it from there, forming it into a plan, titled "A Program of Covert Action Against the Castro Regime".
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.
Naval Operations, Admiral Burke, wanted to send in the Marines to destroy Castro's forces but Secretary of State Foster Dulles didn’t want any of that to happen. Castro overthrew Batista in 1959. Originally Castro was not a communist. Fearful of Castro's revolution, people with money, like doctors, lawyers, and the Mafia, left Cuba for the United States. To prevent the loss of more capital Castro's solution was to nationalize some of the businesses in Cuba.
At the same time the CIA began to train selected groups of the exiles to re - enter their homeland and over - throw Castro's Government. When Kennedy was sworn into parliament in 1961 he took over the proceedings with hesitation for his states security. He advised a plan to invade Cuba once again after Eisenhower's two other invasions failed. This invasion was known well as the Bay of Pigs. In April Kennedy received reports that the invasion failed which boosted Castro's prestige and embarrassed Kennedy of his new presidency.
During the 50 year Cold War period, the U.S. was heavily involved in the fight against communism. It's primary goal was not to abolish communism, but to adhere to a policy of containment, which would diminish its influence on the world and reject its spread to the Western world. However, the Soviet Union had an opposing ideal that would come into conflict with the U.S. The two nations would engage in heated conflicted that nearly led to a Third World War. In 1961 the U.S. planned in invasion on Cuba, which was heavily influenced by communist dictator Fidel Castro, in hopes to stir an uprising against the dictator and to gain support for democracy.
The Bay of Pigs invasion was supposed to impress quality for associate insurrection against Fidel Castro, who had overthrown American-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Instead, it gave Fidel Castro a military triumph and a permanent image of Cuban resistance to American aggression. The Bay of Pigs wasn't originally John F. Kennedy's plan, because the communist nature of Fidel Castro's regime became apparent, the urge to topple his government grew. Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration planned the invasion, which might be handled by the Central Intelligence Agency. By the time of Kennedy's inauguration, the order to invade was the sole remaining piece of the attempt to put into place.
The CIA plan was supposed to be covert and fool proof, but the battle plans were leaked to Castro who knew about the invasion site and the Guatemala training site of the ‘Brigade’ Cuban exiles. On April 17, 196... ... middle of paper ... ...d protected America and other Latin America countries through his diplomacy. The Bay of Pigs invasion was both a political and military failure planned over two presidential terms. It was based on fear of the Cold War’s spread of communism and a power play by both United States and Russia. The Bay of Pigs invasion was a cruel demonstration of American imperialism using innocent Cuban exiles whom desperately wanted their country back.
John F. Kennedy inherited this issue when he became president in 1961 and decided to go forward with the plan. The attack against Cuba was planned carefully and treated delicately since the strategy was to overthrow a government with which the United States was not at war. The ultimate goal was to eliminate Castro’s government and establish a non-communist government friendly to the United States. On 17 April 1961, components of Brigade 2506 landed on the southern Cuban shores at the Bay of Pigs and were defeated within two days by Castro’s armed forces. This failure attempt against communism had various effects on U.S. policy with Cuba, damaged President Kennedy’s credibility, and most importantly led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Regarding Kennedy as the Saviour of the Western World after the Cuban Missile Crises In 1959, Fidel Castro and Cuban rebels, overpowered the Cuban president Fulgencio Batista. Russians thought Batista was a corrupt and violent dictator. They thought that America exploited the Cubans, by owning the best land, and the biggest industries. America did not involve Cuba in their decision-making. Castro then took over, and wanted to end America's exploitation of Cuba.
Fidel Castro the leader of Cuba was communist. The US did not want any communist countries in the Western Hemisphere. They attempted to overthrow him but failed. This attack was called the Bay of Pigs invasion. The whole intention of the invasion was to destroy communism in Cuba and put an end to Fidel Castro.