Can Governments Learn?. American Foreign Policy and Central by Lloyd S. Etheredge

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The first wave of expatriates came with the fall of Batista: They had strong incentives to return to former positions of power and wealth. They were also unacceptable: Having been liberated, the Cuban people would scarcely support the reinstatement of rightwing Batistianos. Only as Castro moved more explicitly in a Marxist direction, and began to purge the army and his governing coalition of his early leftist, but non-Communist, supporters and they began to arrive in Miami, could the CIA work seriously to form a credible "liberation" government.

Wise and Ross, Invisible Government, pp. 15-17. 84. The New York Times, its lead story filed from Miami by Tad Szulc, was promi- 34 CAN GOVERNMENTS LEARN? nent among the skeptics. But until several investigative reporters began to write skeptical stories, the major news services and many newspapers treated the CIA's defector cover story as authoritative fact. " See Wise and Ross, Invisible Government, p. 18. 85. Wyden, Bay of Pigs, p. 189. M. The timing suggests it precipitated a call from Rusk to Kennedy.

Nent among the skeptics. But until several investigative reporters began to write skeptical stories, the major news services and many newspapers treated the CIA's defector cover story as authoritative fact. " See Wise and Ross, Invisible Government, p. 18. 85. Wyden, Bay of Pigs, p. 189. M. The timing suggests it precipitated a call from Rusk to Kennedy. 86. Wise and Ross, Invisible Government, p. 45, add a fifth ship, the Lake Charles. Wyden, Bay of Pigs, p. 216, also records five ships; the Lake Charles, however, did not reach the beaches in time for the battle.

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