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Response to vinny9698 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 03:37 AM

4. Incorrect version of the story

The Cuban government was taken by surprise. The invasion force was bottled up because they landed where bottling them up was easily accomplished. The key failure was the USA government's change of plans to suspend air cover. In modern warfare a group left in the open without air cover can't win if its outnumbered.

The idea that they could get to "mountains" when the site is surrounded by a huge swamp sure sounds silly. And of course going into mountains where Castro had hard core support was a dumb idea. Your acquaintance was fed a politically correct answer by his CIA bosses...the whole idea was stupid and the USA failed to execute the air cover plan. A book I read said Kennedy himself stopped it.

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