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President Kennedy famously said, "…in so many other arenas of the contest for freedom, the news has grown worse instead of better. I have emphasized before that this was a struggle of Cuban patriots against a Cuban dictator. While we could not be expected to hide our sympathies, we made it repeatedly clear that the armed forces of this country would not intervene in any way" (The Bay of Pigs Speech) .America while sympathetic to the Cuban cause knew that they could not risk sending US troops into Cuba because this might have caused WWIII. The Soviet Union had many ideas about the direction of American and Soviet foreign policy in Central America and throughout the Caribbean. In this effort the US backed, CIA led invasion of Cuba was a failure. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev would not let this attempt go unnoticed and planned to retaliate against the U.S for supporting the invasion. He responded by shipping, then aiming 42 ballistic missiles from Cuba toward the U.S ready to be fired until their plan came to ruin when they were spotted by an American spy plane. This brought the world even closer to the brink of nuclear war. The Bay of Pigs Invasion was started to over throw Fidel Castro's government. They trained hard and planned it all out but in the end they suffered terribly disaster and humiliation for the United States and the U.S government. The failed their mission to take out Fidel Castro. And in the end all the U.S government succeeded was making Cuban residents support their leader Fidel Castro to protect and do the right thing during the invasion. With the failure of the invasion U.S President Dwight Eisenhower planned to overthrow Cuba's Government by hiring the CIA to train, arm and move Cuban exiles to help participate in the invasion of Cuba. While the new invasion was still in progress John F. Kennedy became president and as becoming the new president he had to make the biggest decision, weather he kept on going on with the attack or dismissing it. He's choice was to keep it afraid that the exiles would go to the media. The plan was to establish a government, and gain trust from the residents of Cuba. And with that they thought that the Cuban's would trust the U.S and overthrow Fidel Castro from reign. Castro had already suspected an attack from the U.S. And as he predicted the U.S started the attack with air raid. Castro had hidden and ungrouped his planes, the small Cuban air force lost seven people and several planes. The soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, was the Premier of the Communist party in the USSR. He's idea of restoring balance and power was by placing missiles in Cuba. He had done it with out anyone finding out, but eventually his idea was shown to the light. But even after being discovered he still did not plan to have a nuclear war. He got involved with the Bay of Pigs and Fidel Castro because he wanted to help out his fellow communist against the United States. But a while afterwards he became allies with the United Stated so not to start the Nuclear war which he has been trying to avoid. The soviets mission was to take out all the "warheads" from Cuba as long as the United States removed their missiles from Turkey, and after having planned this out the soviet union put their plan to work. All just to avoid a nuclear war from both Cuba, because of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and from the United States, who all along had missiles ready to be fired. The Bay of Pigs attack started on April 17 1961 with aerial bombing two days before they attempted to disable Cuban air force. The night landings were discovered and within three days of the attack starting they were defeated. 1,189 invaders were imprisoned and 4 American pilots were killed. The CIA's plan was not only a failure but also embarrassing to the U.S president at the time, John F. Kennedy at the United Nations and in the media. The prisoners were taken to court and many were released to the U.S in exchange for $53 million in food, medicine within a year. With the failure of the Bay of Pigs and the world wide embarrassment, President Kennedy fired CIA Director Allen W. Dulles, Deputy Director Charles P. Cabell and the brains being the master mind, Deputy Director Richard Bissell. Many operations against Cuba continued to happen and a crop of documents declassified in shed to light with made to be that Cuba had attacked U.S vessels and military base which opened the opportunity of a full U.S invasion, once more. In conclusion, The Bay of Pigs Invasion was started only to through Fidel Castro of reign in Cuba, and with the U.S support the Soviet Union was furious at their support to such an invasion. With failing to take Castro of reign the Soviet Union decided to get revenge of the U.S for supporting the invasion and that they did. Going back and forth in a war that has no end where many innocent lives are at stake. WORK CITED · URL of Bay of Pigs invasion attack: · http://library.thinkquest.org/18355/the_bay_of_pigs_attack.html · This is the URL for Bay of Pigs Speech: http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/John_F_Kennedy/7.htm · the URL for the soviet union information: · http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_the_Leader_of_Soviet_Union_during_Bay_of_Pigs_and_Cuban_Missile_Crisis * URL for bay of pigs: * http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/funfacts/giron.htm · Bay of Pigs URL: · http://members.aol.com/yo1460/byopr/report1.html · Cuban history URL: · http://www.marxists.org/history/cuba/subject/bay-of-pigs/index.htm
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