December 12, 2009

Chapter 33: Presidents Come and Go; Missions Remain

Pawley is so entrenched in planning the overthrow of Castro that a January 6, 1961 CIA Routing and Record Sheet contains a handwritten note stating: “These are messages via the Rubio Padilla/Pawley group. One is copy of program newly formed coalition of 20 groups...” Ten days after President Kennedy’s inauguration, Pawley submits to Secretary of State Dean Rusk a list of potential Cuban leaders and labels Kennedy’s choice “a great error.”