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Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961) - Castro's Cold War

The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961. A counter-revolutionary military group, trained and funded by the CIA, Brigade 2506 fronted the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (DRF) and intended to overthrow the increasingly communist government of Fidel Castro. Launched from Guatemala and Nicaragua, the invading force was defeated within three days by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, under the direct command of Castro.
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  • Other invasions by the USA  

  • Background 

  • Preparation 

  • Participants 

  • Prior warnings of invasion 

  • Prelude to invasion 

  • Invasion 

  • Aftermath 

  • Later analysis 

  • Notable surviving veterans of the Bay of Pigs Invasion