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  • Bay of Pigs Online
    By Jared Wiener. Describes the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion and other aspects of Cuban-American relations at that time.
  • Bay of Pigs Revisited
    Essay by Michael Morrissey arguing that the CIA sabotaged its own operation in order to try to force President Kennedy into ordering a full-scale invasion of Cuba.
  • Bay of Pigs: 40 Years After
    Features declassified documents and audio recordings released as part of a 2001 international conference in Havana, Cuba.
  • Brigada 2506
    Presents the history of the Bay of Pigs invasion from a Cuban perspective. Includes photographs of martyrs, songs, museum information, and more.
  • CIA Files: Bay of Pigs
    Collection of documents released by the CIA under the Freedom of Information Act concerning the ill-fated 1961 attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's goverment. Includes official reports and commentary, security briefings, and Spanish-language documents.
  • Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy - Cuban Missile Crisis
    Links to documents, diplomatic briefs, chronologies, and speeches that reveal U.S./Cuban relations from the 1940s thru the revolution in 1959, the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, and the Cuban Missle Crisis in 1962.
  • Electronic Briefing Book: The ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs
    Provides excerpts from previously censored portions of the Taylor Commission Report, the highly critical series of narratives and memoranda produced after the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
  • Foreign Relations of the United States: Cuba 1961-1962
    Volume X issued for the U.S. Department of State. Concerning U.S.-Cuba relations during the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Invasion at Bay of Pigs
    Overview of the failed, U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba by counterrevolutionary forces in April 1961.
  • Spartacus Educational: Bay of Pigs
    Describes the events that led up to the invasion of Cuba by U.S.-backed Cuban forces at the Bay of Pigs in 1961.
  • Wikipedia: Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Overview of the U.S.-planned and funded landing by armed Cuban exiles in southwest Cuba in an attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro in 1961.

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