Bay of Pigs Reunion

The failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961 was a disaster for the Kennedy administration. It made the young president look weak, and gave fuel to Cold Warriors in both parties who could not stand the presence of a Soviet-aligned, Communist dictatorship just ninety miles south of Florida.

The Rationale for the Invasion of Cuba

Alabama Heroes at the Bay of Pigs

Geography of the Bay of Pigs

The Failure of the Invasion Attempt

Resolution of the Failed Efforts to Invade Cuba

Lasting Effects of the Failed Invasion and Overthrow Attempt