After The Mysterious Sonic Attacks In Cuba, Doctors Made An Alarming Discovery About The Victims

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Then relations between the two countries had taken a decided turn for the worse in 1960 after U.S. President Eisenhower had authorized a bid by Cuban dissidents to forcibly remove Castro. This became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, an operation mounted in April 1961.

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Some 1,400 troops, supported by C.I.A. B-26 bombing raids, landed at a beach in the Bay of Pigs. However, the Cuban Army was equal to the task of repelling the invasion. As a result, this ill-advised adventure ended in ignominious defeat after just three days of operations.

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The main results of this misbegotten campaign to end Castro’s Communist regime were threefold. It strengthened Castro’s position as unchallenged Cuban supremo; it reinforced Cuba’s relations with the Soviet Union; and it heightened enmity between the United States and Cuba. And there was worse to come in the shape of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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