Foreign Relations: Bay of Pigs Revisited

The disastrous failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion was all the more embarrassing to John F. Kennedy because by some widely believed accounts he lost his nerve and doomed the expedition by calling off promised U.S. air cover. Last week the President's brother made an attempt to erase that version of what happened. Said Attorney General Robert Kennedy in an interview: "I can say unequivocally that President Kennedy never withdrew U.S. air cover . . . There never were any plans made for U.S. air cover, so there was nothing to...

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