“The American people are entitled to know whether we are intervening in Cuba or intend to do so in the future…The answer to that question is no. What happens in Cuba is for the Cuban people to decide.”--Secretary of State Dean Rusk, April 17, 1961, 2 days in to the CIA-sponsored invasion of Cuba.
James Farmer. Notes on the 1961 Cuban Revolution. US Air Force Project Rand Report, May 1, 1961. Internal Rand Document published (with fittingly bad timing) May Day 1961 on the failures of the “Cuban revolution”—the same day as Castro’s May Day speech proclaiming his overwhelming victory.
Farmer states in his opening line: “If tacticians and political scientists can learn from errors, the first 1961 Cuban Revolution should be invaluable”.
Farmer evidently was sending a message in this medium as he refers again and again to the “first 1961” Cuban Revolution”. $300