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The US Government felt very uncomfortable having a communist country , backed by Russia, sitting 90 miles off the coast of Florida. . A not so excellent plan to overthrow the Government of Cuba was put in

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The invasion was conducted April 17-19, 1961.

The Bay of Pigs invasion was first considered, then rejected, by the Eisenhower administration, as a means of overthrowing the newly-minted Communist government of Cuba, led by Fidel Castro. Americans, including President Kennedy, saw the presence of a Communist nation with strong backing from the Soviet Union only 90 miles off the coast of Florida as a serious threat. Kennedy had modified the original Eisenhower plan, which called for direct American military support of the anti-Castro rebels, out of fear that using American troops to attack a Soviet ally could provoke a bigger war with the Soviet bloc. The decision was made to instead rely on CIA-trained Cuban exiles, most of whom had fled Cuba during Castro's rise, to give the US a measure of plausible deniability regarding its role. If the invasion failed (it did, spectacularly), the US could claim that it was not responsible, and attempt to avoid inflaming tensions in what was already an extremely dangerous geopolitical situation. Obviously, the US was not able to separate itself from the invasion, and the Soviets did not take kindly to the operation.

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12y ago

To show he would be tough in foreign affairs

To show that he had won the Cuban missile crisis

To overthrow the leadership of Cuba

To remove Fidel Castro from power

To depose the leader of Guatemala

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USA supported Cuban exiles at the Bay of Pigs invasion because the US wanted to contain communism an & invaded Cuba with their own exiles. It was a cold war invasion, meaning US didn't go to war, they had another country do it for them (in their case, the Cuban exiles)

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becs it was believed that the soviet union was trying to take over the world

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Yes, he approved it. It was planned and set up before he took office, but he could have stopped it.

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Cuba

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cuba

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cuba

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