Bay of Pigs, the

Bay of Pigs, the

disastrous U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba (1961). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 577]
See: Folly
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The History Channel's new three-hour documentary, ``JFK: A Presidency Revealed,'' takes us on a walking tour of Kennedy's greatest (and worst) hits - the Cuban missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs, the civil rights movement and the Berlin Wall, the glamorous wife and the unrepentant womanizing - and filters it through vaguely recent revelations of Jack concealing his miserable health and the pharmaceutical brew concocted to help him deal with unending pain.
One important reason for the administration's earlier disaster at the Bay of Pigs, the president now realized, was the excessive trust he had placed in the chain of command.