The United States' Mistake in The Bay of Pigs

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Have you made a mistake? Well, the United States made a big mistake on April 17th 1961. The mistake was a secret mission organized by CIA that was ok’d by the , John F. Kennedy, the president. The intent of the mission was to overthrow some of Castro’s officials because the united states were getting concerned with Cuba’s growing relationship with the Soviet Union. The U.S government supplied B-52 bombers for the mission. Cuban mafia and Cuba revolutionary forces were all part of the mission. The mission was a complete failure, a few days after the start Castro’s forces surrounded all of the fighters and captured them; Most of the fighters were sent back to the United States. The relationship between Cuba and the Soviet Union grew even stronger than before. The Cold War was a war in which no shots were fired between the U.S. and Soviet Union. There were treats of nuclear warfare going back and forth between the soviets and the U.S. A United States spy plane captured pictures of nuclear missile sites on Cuban soil witch many believe was a result of the invasion of the United States on Cuba during the Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs resulted in bad U.S. Cuba relations, The Cuban missile Crisis, and a huge mistake by the U.S. One of the biggest effects of the Bay of Pigs was the relationship between the United States and Cuba. One of the two major consequences was the trade between the two countries. Before the secret military mission, the embargo on trade had already started with Cuba, which banned everything but food and medication. But after the mission, tension grew even higher and all imports were unobtainable. In today’s society most people think the trade ban with Cuba should be lifted. For example Jeff Bingaman makes a ... ... middle of paper ... ... Atlantic Monthly (10727825) 311.1 (2013): 73-81. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. "Cuban Missile Crisis." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.Kulpa, Kathryn. "The Cold War." Magill’S Literary Annual 2012 (2012): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. Allison, Graham. "The Cuban Missile Crisis At 50." Foreign Affairs 91.4 (2012): 11-16. Business Source Elite. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. War." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.4 Bingaman, Jeff. "Should The U.S. Government Lift Travel And Trade Restrictions On Cuba?." Congressional Digest 92.7 (2013): 14. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. "Nuclear Weapons." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
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