“OCT 16 and 21, 1960: [John F.] Kennedy again attacks Eisenhower’s Cuba policy: ‘If you can’t stand up to [Fidel] Castro, how can you be expected to stand up to [Soviet Union’s First Secretary Nikita] Khrushchev?’ And five days later: ‘We must attempt to strengthen the non-Batista democratic anti-Castro forces in exile, and in Cuba itself, who offer eventual hope of overthrowing Castro. Thus far these fighters for freedom have had virtually no support from our government.’”

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