Ships in the Night: The CIA, the White House and the Bay of Pigs

  title={Ships in the Night: The CIA, the White House and the Bay of Pigs},
  author={Piero Gleijeses},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  • Piero Gleijeses
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • History
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
A comprehensive study of the available documents about the Bay of Pigs, including many that have been declassified within the last eighteen months, and extensive interviews with the protagonists in the CIA, the White House and the State Department lead me to conclude that the disastrous operation was launched not simply because Kennedy was poorly served by his young staff and was the captive of his campaign rhetoric, nor simply because of the hubris of the CIA. Rather, the Bay of Pigs was… 
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