159. 1/5/1961

“JAN 5, 1961: In preparation for a January 5 meeting of the Special Group, [Principal Manager of CIA operations] Tracy Barnes drafts a memorandum for the Director of Central Intelligence in which he outlines problems that need to be addressed. Most importantly, he argues that, contrary to views expressed at a January 3 meeting, the operation is unable to house or train more than 750 strike force members. Further, he argues that the operation ‘should’ have a U.S. base for resupply following the strike landing.”

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

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