The Cuban Revolution: The Bay Of Pigs Invasion

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The CIA’s invasion against Cuba

Dong il, KIM

In the age of the Cuban revolution, the Unite States(U.S.) government worried two primary matters. The first one was the interests of the U.S. corporations and investors. Just after the Cuban revolution, the U.S. ambassador in Havana said that the most important thing is the private interests of a lot of Americans in the Cuban revolutionary government (Bonsal 42-43). The second concern was the impact of revolution. If the Cuban revolution and economic revolution of redistribution became popular, it could stimulate other Latin American countries to challenge to the U.S.’s political and economic influence (Chomsky 116). Contrary to all expectations of the U.S. government, the Castro
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The U.S. president Kennedy had inherited Eisenhower’s CIA action to instruct and equip a guerilla army of Cuban exiles. He wanted direct and overt involvement by the U.S. military because he had some suspicion about the perfection of the plan. However, the CIA persuaded Kennedy that the CIA could the operation secretly and, if all went according to plan, it would promote an anti-Castro rebellion in Cuba. The plan’s first part was to crush the Cuba’s air force, making it impossible for the Cuban military to revolt the invaders. On April 15, 1961, some of Cuban exiles departed from Nicaragua in a squadron of the U.S.’s B-26 bombers, painted to look like stolen Cuban planes, and carried out an air raid against Cuban airfields. However, it turned out that Castro and his staffs knew about the attack and had transferred their planes out of harm’s way. Frustrated, Kennedy started to doubt that the mission the CIA had promised would be “both confidential and successful” might in fact be “too large to be confidential and too small to be…show more content…
government were nervous about Castro and they had a pressure of doing something against him (U.S. congress 158). Just after the defeat, the CIA established a new base in Miami for a secret war toward Cuba (Corn ch.4). Annual budget for maintaining the base was over 50 million dollars and there were over 300 full time workers who supervised thousands of Cuban action staffs. Also, the base possessed training fields, vessels and arms for army and navy. It supported the salaries and military supplies.
The CIA’s primary activities were punitive economic sabotage. Agents in Europe disrupted shipments to Cuba and persuaded ship-owners not to go Cuba. Some agents put pollutants on the Cuba’s sugar cargo ships and broke up machinery which was imported to Cuba (Rodriguez and Weisman 52). One action staff said that his mission were not only taking off the action teams to the Cuban coast, but also massive bombing to demolish refinery equipments and chemical plants in Cuba (Chomsky 124). Another staff revealed that his task was to destroy the Soviet Union’s ships and railway bridges in

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