December 12, 2009

Chapter 32: Pawley’s Invasion Plan

For Pawley, Nixon’s loss meant he was no longer in the position of power that he previously had enjoyed under Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. Pawley moves quickly to befriend the new president through mutual friend Senator George Smathers and at the same time urges that the invasion be launched before Kennedy is inaugurated. The Mirabal sisters are killed in the Dominican Republic bringing new scrutiny of dictator Trujillo. William and Edna Pawley fly to South America to get Latin American leaders to break relations with Castro while Eisenhower is still in office.