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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..."