221. 3/11/1961

“The President [John F. Kennedy] rejects the Trinidad Plan as too spectacular, too much like a World War II invasion. He prefers a quiet landing, preferably at night, with no basis for American military intervention. No decision comes from the March 11 [1961] meeting and the President states his view that ‘the best possible plan… has not yet been presented, and new proposals are to be concerted promptly.’”

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


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