"The Bay of Pigs: A Perspective after 60 Years"
Thursday, 26 August 2021 (1630 hrs Eastern Standard Time)
Anthony Atwood, PhD.
Director of the Miami Military Museum
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Anthony Atwood, Director of the Miami Military Museum (https://lnkd.in/eUj9Ke-5). During the Eisenhower administration, the Monroe Doctrine still informed U.S. policy in the Caribbean. Although the U.S. initially supported Fidel Castro and his government in Cuba, relations deteriorated rapidly once Castro nationalize all U.S. property and turned to the USSR for support. Relations deteriorated even further in 1961 after the failed U.S. -sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion. In July 1962, at Castor’s request, Nikita Khrushchev agreed to place missile launch facilities in Cuba. Thus began one of the most dramatic crises of the cold war. During this lecture, Dr. Anthony Atwood, will explain the events that unfolded between 16 October and 20 November, 60 years ago.”