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A. Berle from the State Department; Robert McNamara, Paul Nitze, and Joint Chiefs of Staff representatives (General Lemnitzer, the chairman, and Admiral Burke, chief of naval operations, having principal roles, with General Gray present as an aide in charge of CIA liaison) from the Defense Department; Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell, and, at times, three to four other officials (Tracy Barnes, Gen. Charles Cabell, "Jake Engler" and Col. Hawkins) from the CIA. 54. Wyden, Bay of Pigs, pp. 100, 135. 55.

Hawkins) from the CIA. 54. Wyden, Bay of Pigs, pp. 100, 135. 55. Bundy's testimony in Taylor, Operation ZAPATA, p. 176. 56. This was the reason, as well, to use old, leased Cuban boats to conduct the landing rather than military vessels properly equipped for defense. The older, less capable equipment needed for the cover story was later criticized in Maxwell Taylor's postmortem (see chapter 3). But even without jets in Castro's hands, it was recognized by Pentagon analysts that destruction of Castro's air force was absolutely necessary.

Richard Bissell, Dwight Eisenhower oral history interview, Columbia University. Cook, Declassified Eisenhower, p. " The State Department hinted that, as a potential Communist state, Guatemala was ipso facto an aggressor, but the principal symbolic evidence of serious threat (a shipment of Communist arms) arrived in Guatemala well after the CIA began to plan its operation. See Taylor, "The Guatemala Affair" for a discussion of legal issues. Ibid. See also C. , Intervention in Latin America (New York: Knopf, 1970) for a discussion of law and intervention.

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