Bay of Pigs Conference in Cuba
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Kennedy administration officials and members of
Bay of Pigs invasion force will attend a conference in Cuba next week on the 40th
anniversary of the historic three-day battle.
The event is co-sponsored by the University of Havana and several Cuban
government agencies, along with the National Security Archive, a George
Washington University affiliate that specializes in declassifying foreign policy
An Archive communique said aides in the Kennedy White House, former CIA
covert operations officials and veterans of the 2506 Brigade force will participate in
the March 22-24 conference.
Also participating will be Cuban officers who fought the invaders.
Peter Kornbluh, who heads the Archive's Cuba documentation project, predicted
the conference will ``substantively advance the historical record'' of the events of
He said the conference will have access to newly declassified U.S. government
records and documents from European and Latin American nations. Cuban
documents also will be released.
In April 1961, an invading force of Cuban exiles, trained and financed
by the CIA,
was routed by forces loyal to Fidel Castro.