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In the beginning John F Kennedys invasion of Cuba seemed as though it would be a major victory for the United States Kennedys involvement in Cuba soon turned into a crisis not only with Cuba but also with the Soviet Union Although there was no real evidence that the US would be successful at the Playa Giron Bay of Pigs Kennedy went ahead and approved the mission anyway At Vienna President Kennedy admitted he had made a mistake at the Bay of Pigs he did not promise that he would not attempt another air strike or invasion Tensions arose with the Soviet Union when missiles were sent into Cuba ninety miles off the shore of Florida Fearful of another attack on Cuba the Soviet Union set up these missiles in Cuba for two reasons One was a defense against the United States and another was to redress the strategic balance by locating missiles close to America The mistake of John F Kennedy at the Bay of Pigs caused tensions among the Soviet Union Cub a and the United States which eventually led to the Cuban Missile Crisis Hostility between the US and Cuba began with provisions of the Agrarian Reform Act These provisions resulted in unreasonable investments for American businesses in Cuba Had the US government recognized the imperative necessity of the reforms and offered Cuba financial aid the break in relations could easily have been avoided Soon after taking the Presidency in 1961 John F Kennedy gave final approval for what would become known as the Bay of Pigs This came out of the fear of a Third World Communist expansion into Cuba which was only 90 miles from the Florida Keys The United States used the Anti-Castro Cubans who fled the island to form a counterrevolutionary invasion force Assumption by the CIA that the same Anti-Castro feelings lingered in Cuba gave rise to the thought of air
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