Cuba, 1961-1962 FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES 1961-1963
Volume X -- This volume is unique among Foreign Relations volumes published to date in its presentation of a detailed record of a major US foreign policy with a central involvement of the intelligence community and centered upon covert military-political action. In the first months of the Kennedy administration a crisis arose over the final planning and launching of the failed invasion of the Bay of Pigs. The policy assessment initiated in May 1961 led in November of that year to a decision to implement a new covert program to undermine and overthrow the Castro government in Cuba. This program was codenamed Operation Mongoose.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II by William Blum -- Armed aggression ... destabilizing governments ... suppressing movements for social change ... assassinating political leaders ... perverting elections ... manipulating labor unions ... manufacturing "news" ... teaching torture ... death squads ... biological warfare ... drug trafficking ... mercenaries ... working with Nazis and their collaborators ...
The C.I.A. in IranNew York Times Special Report:
Central Intelligence Agency's secret history of its covert operation to overthrow Iran's government in 1953 offers an inside look at how the agency stumbled into success, despite a series of mishaps that derailed its original plans.