Essay on Bay of Pigs: Historiography
July, 08, 2013
The Bay of Pigs
On April, 17, 1961 the Bay of Pigs, the biggest foreign affairs disaster in U.S. history, occurred. At first the operation was supported but as the years went by the feelings of it changed, showing mostly in the policy changes of the some of the presidents over the next 49 years.
June 24 1961 reporter Stewart Alsop published an article in the Saturday Evening Post titled “The Lessons of the Cuban Disaster.” In this article Alsop describes what happened at the Bay of Pigs and why though it supported at the operations launch, and how such a short time later it was viewed as a disaster. Alsop explains how he interviewed several officials in Washington and how they …show more content…
“1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion” was first published by Anthony Depalma in The New York Times Upfront in 2011. In this article Depalma talks about the events leading up to and to include the Bay of Pigs as well as the point of views following. Depalma speaks of how Eisenhower ordered an embargo and how it was later strengthened by Kennedy. He later talks about how, in 2009, President Obama lifted some of the restrictions making it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit their family. He explains how