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...asion badly embarrassed the young Kennedy administration. Some critics held responsible Kennedy for not giving it satisfactory support and others for letting it to take place at all. The captured exiles were afterward ransomed by private groups in the U.S. In addition, the invasion made Castro wary of the U.S. He was influenced that the Americans would make an effort to take over the island again. From the Bay of Pigs on, Castro had an increased fear of a U.S. incursion on Cuban soil. References The New York Times. 16 April to 22 April, 1961. New York: The New York Times, 1961. United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Cuba. Map, 22 by 52cm, No. 502988 1-77. Washington, D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency, 1977. Vandenbroucke, Lucien S. "Anatomy of a Failure: The Decision to Land at the Bay of Pigs." Political Science Quarterly, Volume 99, Number 3, Fall 1984.
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