jan 7, 1961 - Bay of Pigs Invasions
A failed operation by the CIA to invade Cuba with the help of Cuban exiles as they wanted to overthrow Castro. The Cuban exiles who were trained and given weapons by the CIA were defeated by Che Guevara and his forces. This was a failure and political embarrassment for Kennedy and a was a military victory for Castro and his Marxist/leninst supporters.
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