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This paper tracks the Eisenhower Administration’s shifting policy towards Cuba and its use of covert imperialism to obtain its objectives. The policy considerations of the United States centered around a convenience for American interests. The support for the Batista regime, despite its oppression, exacerbated anti-American sentiments in the Cuban Revolution and put it on a collision course with American interests. As engagement failed, Cuba nationalized, and tensions escalated, the Eisenhower Administration initiated a campaign of covert imperialism that sought a government more in line with its interests. The covert operations implemented included economic and political sabotage, assassination attempts, and the training of counter-revolutionary guerilla groups that eventually led to the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.
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Sullivan, Patrick R., "Covert Imperialism: The Eisenhower Administration and Cuba" (2021). Student Publications. 962.