“FEB 14, 1961: Adolph Berle [Head of an Interdepartmental Task Force] writes a memo to Secretary [of State, Dean] Rusk on a decision-making meeting on the Cuba operation. ‘We arranged leadership for the camps,’ he states. He also highlights a CIA paper on the dangers of aborting the operation. ‘It suggests that dismantling the Cuban operation may mean explosions in three or four countries in Central America. If it is accurate, we should be prepared for the consequences of dismantling.’”

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