White House aides including legislative affairs liaison Marc Short and spokeswoman Sarah Sanders then rushed to Langley for discussions on Friday that lasted several hours but did not secure a commitment from her to stick with the nomination, the paper said.
Only on Saturday afternoon was the White House assured she would not withdraw, the Post quoted the officials as saying. Trump named Haspel, the first woman tapped to head the agency, to succeed Mike Pompeo, who became secretary of state last month. Former President George W. This action might not be possible to undo.
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More from The Middle East Monitor. The Middle East Monitor 1 min read Politics. Castro was initially popular in the United States when he supplanted the corrupt Batista regime in , but the approval faded fast as he made a trade alliance with the Soviet Union in return for economic and military aid. His firing squads executed political enemies by the hundreds.
He lashed out against the United States in speeches that lasted for hours. Cuba extended diplomatic recognition to Red China and North Korea. Eisenhower do something. Bissell Jr. The air arm of the Brigade was called the Cuban Liberation Air Force, for which some 40 Cuban pilots with commercial or military experience were selected for further training in Guatemala. The Brigade Bs were painted with Cuban colors and markings in hopes that they could be mistaken for Castro airplanes.
CIA planners did not know or paid little attention to the fact that the Brigade BBs had a solid nose that looked nothing like the transparent nose on the Castro BCs.
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The roster of the Cuban Brigade eventually grew to 1, volunteers. Its equipment included five M tanks, two landing craft owned by the CIA, and seven chartered commercial freighter ships. The Air National Guard was willing to help. Doster agreed to recruit volunteers to be advisors to the Cubans, fly some transport missions, and maintain the airplanes.
They would wear civilian clothing and carry ID with fake names.
Strict secrecy was to apply, and the participants could not even tell their families what they were doing. Additional volunteers came from organizations affiliated with the Air Guard.
In all, the CIA put about of them on contract. Joseph L. Shannon, commander of the th Bombardment Squadron and his friend and operations officer, Maj. Riley Shamburger—joined the CIA as full-fledged members. The others were employed by CIA cover companies. When the first Alabama Guardsmen reached Guatemala in January , they found 16 refurbished Bs plus assorted transport aircraft waiting for them.
They were outfitted with auxiliary fuel tanks to give them enough range for the round-trip to Cuba. The key Castro airplanes were the Ts, vintage trainers that were outfitted with guns and wing-mounted rockets. It was a stretch to call them fighters, but they were better than anything the Cuban Brigade could put up. Upon taking office, Kennedy found the CIA a good place to get advice. The original plan was to recruit, train, and infiltrate guerilla forces into Cuba.
That had evolved into an overt assault-type amphibious landing of almost 1, combat troops. Bissell and others assumed the landing would trigger an uprising by the Cuban populace. Information was tightly controlled.
In one instance, a JCS meeting was delayed until Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, Air Force vice chief of staff substituting for Gen. Thomas D. White, could be cleared for the briefing.
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The actual analysis put the probability of success at 30 percent. The report also said that with complete surprise and complete air supremacy—no Castro airplanes left at all—the Brigade might last up to four days on the ground. It was impossible to keep the exile community in Florida quiet about the venture. All he has to do is read our newspapers. Prior to the invasion, Brigade bombers were to strike the three major airfields, two of them near Havana and the other at Santiago de Cuba on the eastern end of the island.
Despite the CIA optimism and exuberance, Kennedy had his doubts, but rather than calling the operation off, he scaled it back by increments. On short notice, the landing site was moved miles west to the Bay of Pigs. They wanted the least airpower and the lowest US profile possible. Bissell was appalled, but grateful the operation was not canceled altogether. Case officers on the scene took the liberty of launching all eight Bs. No air defense was provided for the Brigade, which would be starkly vulnerable to any enemy aircraft that survived.
On April 15, two days before D-Day, Cuban Brigade air strikes knocked out half of the combat airplanes at the three bases. With any luck, a restrike to coincide with the landing on April 17 would get the rest. Castro still had two Bs, two Sea Furies, and three Ts left. Reporters quickly noticed that it was the wrong model of B The machine guns, still sealed with tape, were mounted on the metal nose cone.
At the UN, Ambassador Adlai Stevenson—who had been kept largely in the dark—reacted impulsively and brandished news photos in support of the cover story. When the Soviet ambassador pointed out his mistake, Stevenson was embarrassed and furious. He complained to Rusk. Late in the afternoon of April 16, hours before the invasion and the air strikes were to begin, the CIA deputy director, Gen. Charles P. Cabell, stopped by the command post in Washington on his way home from playing golf. Cabell, like Stevenson, had not been told much, but with Dulles out of town, he was officially in charge.
Cabell questioned the authorization for the air strikes and called Rusk to check. Kennedy decided the strikes might not be a good idea after all and canceled them. The first ashore at the Bay of Pigs, around midnight, were a CIA case officer and frogmen to mark the landing channel.
They were surprised to find the way to the beach impeded by coral reefs. CIA analysts, looking at aerial photos, had identified them as seaweed or reflections. The analysts had also predicted the beach would be deserted and quiet. The landing craft, blocked by the coral, stopped 75 yards out and the invasion force struggled through waist-deep water, carrying heavy equipment, to get to the shore.