Operation Mongoose: Cuban US Relations

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Operation Mongoose: Cuban U.S. Relations From the time Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, tensions ran higher and higher between the Cuban government and the United States government. Relations between Cuba and the United States grew during both the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Not as much during the Eisenhower administration as the Kennedy administration did tensions between the two countries intensify to new levels. Kennedy faced many a different situations as President. He faced such situations like the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Conflicts had mounted high for a long time between Cuba and the United States, and towards the end of President Eisenhower's second term he ran into the increasingly forceful…show more content…
relations began to plunge out of control after the Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs, the United States then began to explore attempts to take action against Fidel Castro. “Any intelligence-gathering agency places concerns for its interpretation of “national security interests” above all public disclosure. This shortcoming is also apparent in the amount of redacted material in addition, there are few attempts to contextualize the missile crisis in terms of global, regional, or U.S.-Cuban relations” (Fernandez 614). President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, with the help of the CIA intended to have Castro killed. Following previous attempts by the Mafia to assassinate Fidel Castro, Rufus announces that he has just been asked to take charge of Operation Mongoose, a secret operation that was created in November 1961. “By 20 October the state of affairs in the Cuban region had greatly intensified. Apart from Washington’s political threats and declarations to the Cuban Republic, US aircraft carriers had arrived in the theater, ready to deliver an aerial bombardment. Provocative over flights of our transport vessels by US aircraft had begun, as well as efforts to stop them for inspections” (Ketov 224). The person asking Oaks to take over the operation was none other than the Attorney General of the United States, Robert F. Kennedy. While Rufus and his team try to put together a workable plan that will both eliminate Castro and replace him…show more content…
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