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Spy vs. Spy: The Bay of Pigs and the Battle for the Soul of the CIA | War on the Rocks

Spy vs. Spy: The Bay of Pigs and the Battle for the Soul of the CIA | War on the Rocks

CIA officials have finally lost the last of their efforts to keep the agency’s reports and internal histories about the Bay of Pigs invasion secret. The CIA’s attempt to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in April 1961 remains one of the most controversial events in the agency’s history. The National Security Archive worked tirelessly to declassify the two main reports involved: first, Inspector General Lyman Kirkpatrick’s scathing critique and second, the response to it by Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell and his deputy Tracy Barnes.

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