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Newly discovered: CIA knew Bay of Pigs Invasion Doomed

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 10, 2005 10:37 PM PDT
Memo shows the planners of the CIA-only invasion knew it would fail.

>> "There will not be the internal unrest earlier believed possible, nor will Castro's defense permit the type of strike first planned," say notes of the meeting, according to the official CIA historian, Jack Pfeiffer. "Our second concept (1,500-3,000) man force to secure a beach with airstrip is also now seen to be unachievable, except as a joint Agency/DOD CIA/Pentagon action." <<

It's long been speculated that the CIA knew the invasion plan was flawed, but banked on Kennedy escalating the invasion by providing US military support once the original plan unravelled.

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