5:15pm

Sun April 17, 2011
Latin America

Ahead Of Bay Of Pigs, Fears Of Communism

Fifty years ago today, a brigade of around 1,500 CIA-trained soldiers stormed the beach in Cuba's Bay of Pigs. It was the opening phase of a secret mission to overthrow Fidel Castro. Of course, things didn't go as planned, and the lessons learned could apply to U.S. foreign policy today.