129. 10/25/1960

“OCT 25, 1960: in its Havana headquarters, the FRD [Frente Revolucionario Democratico-Cuban Revolutionary Democratic Front] drafts an operational blueprint for overthrowing [Fidel] Castro. The document suggests that some arms have arrived and others are expected. It lists the first resistance goal as liberating Pinar del Río; ‘commando actions’ in Havana are also planned ‘producing unrest and weakening control to make sure the government cannot accumulate troops and send them to Pinar del Rio.’ The plan also refers to ‘armed expeditions from outside Cuba’ which will coincide with the beginning of operations in the province.”

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion/Playa Giron: A Chronology of Events,” The National Security Archive, NSArchive2.gwu.edu

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