Bay of Pigs Invasion Fails

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Bay of Pigs Invasion Fails
President Kennedy inherited the CIA plan to send Cuban exiles to liberate the country. The CIA and the military convinced Kennedy that a plan to send a few thousand troops could succeed against a vastly superior force at Castro's disposal. The CIA and the military were counting on the President to approve direct US support once the invasion was under way. Kennedy, on the other hand, continually tried to limit US involvement. The result was the annihilation of the invasion force.