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The church and groupthink

50 years ago this month, the government of the US led by their idealistic young President, John F. Kennedy, launched an invasion of the island of Cuba.

John Steley

A group of 1,500 Cuban exiles with American support landed at Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. Their intention was to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro. The result was an utter disaster. Cuba had an army of about 25,000 and a militia of about 200,000. Within a few days, nearly all of the invaders had been killed or captured. The US was humiliated. Castro was triumphant.