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Operation Zapata: Cuba

Michael Poznansky

in In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190096595
eISBN:
9780190096625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096595.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores one of the most infamous episodes of covert action during the Cold War: The Bay of Pigs. The operation, which was authorized by Dwight Eisenhower in March of 1960 and carried ... More


Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617633
eISBN:
9781469617657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617633.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In a challenge to visions of perpetual hostility—beyond plots involving overt invasion, covert destabilization, psychological operations, trade embargos, poison cigars, exploding seashells, and a ... More


The ExComm

David R. Gibson

in Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151311
eISBN:
9781400842438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151311.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with some historical background, situating the ExComm, as a deliberative body, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, where genuine deliberation was lacking. Then, it describes ... More


Fatherland or Death!: Setting the Revolution's Foundations, 1959–1962

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049953
eISBN:
9780813050416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049953.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 2 looks at the decisive first four years of revolution, tracing and analyzing the manifold challenges it faced domestically and in the international arena. It traces the processes through ... More


State-Sponsored Terrorism

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes how, after the Bay of Pigs surrendered, most eyes—even those of the methodical Robert McNamara—remained fixed on Cuba. The defense secretary returned to the Pentagon after the ... More


Camelot’s Strategist

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 4 I assess Taylor’s influence in the Kennedy administration and his contribution to the lack of trust by civilian leaders in the JCS after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. I also discuss Taylor’s ... More


The Increasing Public Profile of the CIA

David P. Hadley

in The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177373
eISBN:
9780813177403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177373.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the public presence of the Central Intelligence Agency after its high-profile successes in Iran and Guatemala, related in the previous chapter. An effort to oust Sukarno in ... More


Bear Any Burden: Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

President John Kennedy addressed two foreign policy crises unilaterally, with different results. At the Bay of Pigs, he endorsed a covert scheme that failed; in the Cuban Missile Crisis, he averted ... More


Insurrection, Revolution, Invasion

A. Javier Treviño

in C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633107
eISBN:
9781469633121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633107.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter furnishes a sociohistorical account of those main events and turning points of the armed struggle against the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista, beginning with Fidel Castro’s first assault on ... More


The Politics of Uncertainty and Blame

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the politics of assessing uncertainty in international affairs, particularly the notion that clear probability assessments expose foreign policy analysts to excessive criticism. ... More


New Frontiers: Kennedy in Ottawa and the Cold War in the Third World, 1961–1962

Asa McKercher

in Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190605056
eISBN:
9780190605087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605056.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Dealing with Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker’s February 1961 visit to the White House and President John F. Kennedy’s reciprocal visit to Ottawa that May, this chapter also examines ... More


Conclusion: A History That Haunts

Elena A. Schneider

in The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645353
eISBN:
9781469645377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645353.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The conclusion explores the way the invasion and occupation of Havana has been remembered in Cuba, Spain, Britain, and the United States during the 250 years since these events transpired. In ... More


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