April 17, 2001

Today is the 40th anniversary of the CIA backed invasion of Cuba. Read the secret details at the National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book: The ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs "Shortly after the CIA's botched paramilitary invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, President John F. Kennedy established a commission to investigate the failure and to consider whether the United States should conduct similar covert operations in the future..."