29 minutes | Jul 1, 2021

Bay of Pigs, pt. 1: Planning Stages [Ep. 9]

In this first installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein explores the evolution of the C.I.A. plan to invade Cuba and topple Premier Fidel Castro. Please rate and review this podcast — and thanks for your support! Link to pt. 2 In this Episode: A 1954 model for the Bay of Pigs invasion [1:43] The increasing friction between the U.S. and Castro [6:16] How Cuba impacted the 1960 presidential campaign [15:31] A fresh look at JFK’s foreign policy approach [21:34] The pressure on JFK to invade Cuba [24:38] Links: Episode Transcript Podcast Website
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