The U.S. government ordered the CIA to train and arm about 1,500 Cuban expatriates living in the United States. On April 17, 1961, this group of men, who opposed the Communist regime of Fidel Castro in Cuba, landed at the Bay of Pigs in west-central Cuba.
Castro's forces killed or captured most of the rebels. This botched invasion embarrassed U.S. President John Kennedy (1917–1963) and made the United States look both weak and incompetent.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the
CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
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The Bay of Pigs invasion begins when a CIA-financed and -trained group of
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