229. 3/18/1961

“MAR 18, 1961: Richard Bissell [CIA Deputy Director of Plans] sends ‘Jim Noble,’ the last CIA station chief in Havana, to Miami to pull together the Cuban exile leadership into a unified body. The Cubans are summoned to the Skyways Motel where Noble’s Spanish speaking assistant Jim Can tells them: ‘if you don’t come out of this meeting with a committee, you just forget the whole fuckin business, because we’re through.’ Three days later, the exile groups announce the creation of the Consejo Revolucionano Cubano [Revolutionary Cuban Council], replacing the FDR [Frente Revolucionario Democratico-Revolutionary Democratic Front]. Dr. José Miró Cardona is appointed coordinator.”

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

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