Early morning on the 17. April 1961 launched Cuban refugees, with support from the US intelligence organization CIA, an invasion of Pig Bay in the southwestern part of Cuba. Two days before, Cuban airports had been bombed to put the Cuban air force out of play and to clear the terrain of the invasion forces. But the Cuban Air Force was not eliminated, and the invasion forces never came further than the swamps in the Bay of Pigs.
President John F. Kennedy had ordered the invasion, but it had been prepared under the Eisenhower administration. The CIA chief, Allen Dulles, had assured both Eisenhower and later Kennedy that he would put an end to Fidel Castro in the same way that the CIA had put an end to Jacobo. . .
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