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    The Bay of Pigs

    During the period between the election and his inauguration, JFK was briefed on a CIA plan developed within the Eisenhower Administration to train Cuban exiles for an invasion of their homeland. The United States was distrustful of Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba, and wary of his relationship with Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier. The plan...

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    White House Recordings of President Kennedy Debating Vietnam Coup Released by JFK Presidential Library (November 2, 2009)

    BOSTON–The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced today that it has declassified and made available for research presidential recordings of four meetings between President Kennedy and his highest level Vietnam advisors during the days after the highly controversial  “Cable 243” was sent. The cable, which was dispatched on August ...

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