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Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy

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Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy

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Conceived by the Eisenhower Administration and carried out by the Kennedy White House, the failed 1961 invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs heightened U.S.-Soviet tensions and contributed to the Cuban Missile Crisis the following year.

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