219. 3/10/1961

“[MAR 10, 1961] A study appearing the same day from the CIA’s Board of National Estimates, however, is much less reassuring. Again entitled ‘is Time on Our Side in Cuba?,’ it argues: ‘To be sure, the regimes once overwhelming popular support has greatly diminished in recent months and various instances of guerrilla position, sabotage and economic dislocation have arisen to plague it. However, we see no signs that such developments portend any serious threat to a regime which by now has established a formidable structure of control over the daily lives of the Cuban people.’”

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

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