Declassified Bay of Pigs Info Exposes Blunders, Payments to 'Mafia Types'

The Bay of Pigs, a Cold War incident that gave the John F. Kennedy administration a black eye it will forever wear, has been and will continue to be studied and debated. But, for 50 years, details about this event were still hidden away in top-secret CIA files that were finally released this month and reviewed by Newsweek. So reports The Daily Beast.

"The disclosure is the handiwork of the dogged researcher Peter Kornbluh and his Washington-based National Security Archive. The right-to-know group used the Freedom of Information Act and lawsuits to force the CIA to release all its major documents on Kennedy’s failed efforts to overthrow Castro, who this month turned 85 and stands as a living reminder of America’s failure to repel communism on an island just 90 miles from Florida," the site reports.

One classified piece of information has to do with how a CIA official transferred funds from the invasion budget to “pay the mafia types” as part of an assassination plot against Castro.

Read entire article: Bay of Pigs: Newly Revealed CIA Documents Expose Blunders - The Daily Beast

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