The Kennedy Administration: The Bay Of Pigs

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During Kennedy’s presidency many crises and policy initiatives took place. One event that took place during Kennedy’s presidency was the Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs was a complete failure and strengthened Cuba’s ties to the Soviet Union, this however, was only the tip of the iceberg. The crisis that proved to be the most dangerous during the Kennedy administration was the Cuban missile crisis. In October of 1962, American spy planes discovered that the Soviet Union was installing missiles in Cuba capable of reaching the United States with nuclear weapons. Kennedy decided to impose a blockade or “quarantine” of the island, despite the advice he was given from military leaders. The military leaders wanted Kennedy to authorize an attack on
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