“FEB 9, 1961: Admiral [Robert L.] Dennison, Commander-in-Chief, [United States] Atlantic [Fleet], meets with the President [John F. Kennedy] and asks him if the Navy needs to prepare for any possible bail-out operations. The President responds definitely no, that if anything went wrong the force would fade into the hinterland…”

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