Class Notes

JFK’s flexible response to the Cold War did not start strong. He inherited a plan from Ike that was supposed to take care of the problem in Cuba by having arming Cuban refugees and sending them back to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. JFK was told the Cuban people hated Castro and would raise up to join the invasion. The intelligence was wrong. The invasion was a disaster and not only did the people not rise up, but it made Castro even a bigger hero for defeating an imperialist invasion.

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