What was NATOs role in the Bay of Pigs?
to provide early warning of Soviet response in aid of Cuba.
The Bay of Pigs is the name we now call the 1961 CIA sponsored invasion of Cuba. Bahia de Cochinos, the Spanish place name, is a body of water adjacent on the southern edge of the Zapata swamp on the Caribbean side of Cuba. The Cubans in Cuba refer to the Bay of Pigs Invasion as "Playa Giron", a beach on the bay. The translation of "Cochinos" is NOT "pigs" although pigs are also called…
The bay of pigs invasion was the US' response to Castro setting up a dictatorship in Cuba. The US persuaded Cuban refugees to train and go over and invade Cuba and try to take down Castro. The Bay of Pigs was a huge fiasco because information was leaked to Cuba about the invasion and they slaughtered the US in the bay.