140. 11/29/1960

“NOV 29, 1960: President [Dwight D.] Eisenhower meets with key aides from the State, Treasury, and Defense departments, CIA, and the White House. He expresses his unhappiness about the general situation: ‘Are we being sufficiently imaginative and bold, subject to not letting our hand appear; and …are we doing the things we are doing, effectively?’ State Department Acting Secretary [C. Douglas] Dillon voices the department’s concern that the operation is no longer secret but is known all over Latin America and has been discussed in U.N. circles. President Eisenhower states he thinks, ‘we should be prepared to take more chances and be more aggressive’”

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

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