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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At the launch, a banner on the side of the ship read, "America should go to the Bay of Pigs, the Persian Gulf is our house."
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.