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by Grayston Lynch

  • ISBN: 1574882376
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Grayston Lynch
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Potomac Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 208 pages
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  • Rating: 4.7
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In Decision for Disaster, Lynch seemed to think JFK and his advisers were meddling in a CIA operation. This book echoes what the Cuban pilot said.

In Decision for Disaster, Lynch seemed to think JFK and his advisers were meddling in a CIA operation. Which tail is wagging which dog? After the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy fired CIA director Allen Dulles and CIA official Richard Bissell. I knew folks that were involved in both the air and sea assault and they agree with the fact President Kennedy pulled the plug at the last minute and many of the assaulting Cubans that were relying on the USG were killed in the ill fated assault.

Bob Medell requisitioned Grayston Lynch to work directly with him in BUNCIN. Lynch's primary task was to identify offshore suppliers of illegal drugs

Bob Medell requisitioned Grayston Lynch to work directly with him in BUNCIN. Lynch's primary task was to identify offshore suppliers of illegal drugs. Grayston had been running secret CIA operations in Cuba, Central and South America for many years and developed numerous clandestine resources. He wrote a book, Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs, based on his experience leading the rebel Brigade 2506. Lynch is referred to or mentioned in the following books: Corn, D. Blond Ghost. 1994 (76, 82, 84, 111–2, 117).

Decision for Disaster book. Kennedy changed the landing site from Trinidad to the Bay of Pigs

Decision for Disaster book. Kennedy changed the landing site from Trinidad to the Bay of Pigs. Presidential advisor Arthur Schlesinger persuaded Kennedy to make a public announcement on April 12, 1961 that the armed forces of the United States would not in any way be involved in an invasion of Cuba.

Here, Lynch attempts to demonstrate how after President Kennedy took the blame for the disaster, his political aides began a successful and deceitful campaign to lay the mess at the feet of the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He cites a number of widely held views that still exist about Bay of Pigs, common perspectives that were fabricated by Kennedy’s lieutenants. Lynch then attacks each one in turn. For example, Lynch proves the operational scheme was Kennedy’s own, not the Eisenhower administration’s.

Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous . Gray Lynch helps to tell the truth about the Bay of Pigs. com User, June 8, 1998

Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous men. Lynch's unmasking o. . com User, June 8, 1998. I read this book with an insider's knowledge based upon the 18 years it took my family and I to recover my father's remains, which laid frozen in a Havana morgue, hidden by Washington and the Kennedy Administration. My father, Thomas "Pete" Ray was one of the American CIA B-26 pilots who gave his life attempting to save the "Bay of Pigs" invasion.

Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and . In the six years after the Bay of Pigs, he ran commando raids into Cuba. Lynch retired from the CIA in 1971.

Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous men. Lynch's unmasking of "Kennedy's Camelot" reveals heart-wrenching facts that continue to stir emotions among Brigade 2506 veterans. Grayston L. Lynch is a retired . Army captain and a former CIA officer.

In the aftermath, Lynch was powerless as the White House carried out what he contends was an unforgivable betrayal of the troops who . When the force of .

In the aftermath, Lynch was powerless as the White House carried out what he contends was an unforgivable betrayal of the troops who were captured or killed - and orchestrated a cover-up to protect the Kennedy administration. Only now, after decades of silence and secrecy, can the truth be told. trained Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs, Grayston L. Lynch was the CIA's point man. He handled communications between Washington and the beachhead, led the first combat team ashore - and witnessed the carnage as the invasion became an unmitigated disaster. Angelic55blonde, June 29, 2007.

Grayston L. Lynch (14 June 1923 – 10 August 2008) was an American soldier and CIA officer. He was one of the two CIA officers who commanded the faction of the army that went to war in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The other agent was William "Rip" Robertson. Lynch was born in Victoria, Texas and was the son of an oil driller. Lynch is referred to or mentioned in the following books: Corn,D. 1994 (76, 82, 84, 111-2, 117).

After the Bay of Pigs Grayston began conducting paramilitary training of Cuban exiles at JM/WAVE and conducted . He wrote a book, Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs, based on his experience leading the rebel Brigade 2506

After the Bay of Pigs Grayston began conducting paramilitary training of Cuban exiles at JM/WAVE and conducted commando raids inside Cuba for six years. He personally led over 100 raids into Cuba.

Grayston Lynch presents an exceptional portrayal of actual events that led to the betrayal of extraordinary, patriotic, and courageous men. Lynch's unmasking of "Kennedy's Camelot" reveals heart-wrenching facts that continue to stir emotions among Brigade 2506 veterans.
Reviews about Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs (7):
Not-the-Same
History, we are discovering, is rarely what we are taught. What we think we know about an event is usually the result of carefully doled out information from people or organizations with an agenda. That is the traditional account of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Decision for Disaster is the version from a person who was actually there, CIA officer Grayston Lynch. Lynch tells the story in minute detail, including background. Lynch's story is biased, to be sure, from the viewpoint of the CIA. He pulls no punches in blaming John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Dean Rusk, and others in what he calls "The New Frontier."

In writing the CIA's perspective of the Bay of Pigs disaster, Lynch minimizes or omits the White House perspective on the event. Don't expect a balanced report. On the other hand, you'll learn some things here you didn't get in the doling out of information from other government sources. It is an insider's account.

While Lynch criticizes JFK for breaking promises and refusing to authorize the crucial air cover, he (Lynch) does not mention that blatant USA official involvement might have escalated the event and resulted in a confrontation or war with the Soviet Union, perhaps even a nuclear war, which we barely avoided later in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

There has always been a question over whether the CIA has had and continues to have too much power. In Decision for Disaster, Lynch seemed to think JFK and his advisers were meddling in a CIA operation. Which tail is wagging which dog?

After the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy fired CIA director Allen Dulles and CIA official Richard Bissell. Since 1963, there has been much speculation that the CIA, or at least elements of it, assassinated John F. Kennedy. In this book, you will find much frustration and anger toward Kennedy. We may never know who was responsible for JFK's death, but this book may--may--fill in some of the gaps.

As an interesting aside, Lynch promised, in this book, to write an account of the subsequent Cuban Missile Crisis. That book was never written. Lynch died in 2008 at the age of 85. I highly recommend Decision for Disaster.
Gavinranadar
I read a Cuban pilot's account of the Bay of Pigs disaster and how President Kennedy pulled the plug on the US support. This book echoes what the Cuban pilot said. I knew folks that were involved in both the air and sea assault and they agree with the fact President Kennedy pulled the plug at the last minute and many of the assaulting Cubans that were relying on the USG were killed in the ill fated assault.

Grayston Lynch writes a very detailed account, as he was there.
Nargas
Written by someone who actually was at the scene of the invasion and watched the evolving action, this narrative, brief and to the bone,
is a cry of disappointment in the irresponsible decisions of the politicians and a protest against the coverup and lies of the mignons of the party in power who rushed to publish numerous books without any intention to find the truth.
The Sinners from Mitar
Great, Great History lesson. A real eye opener to anyone who puts total trust into the Government. Buy it and read it. I promise You won't regret it. Happy Trails, My Friends. D.O.L.
BeatHoWin
Great history of the action on the beach at the Bay of Pigs. Mr. Lynch discusses some of the key figures in the Operation, his own actions on the beach and the subsequent rescue of some 2506 staff from Castro's revenge. While discussing the operation Mr. Lynch also discusses the behind the scenes political maneuvering by Kennedy Administration staff, DOD and CIA staff and how events unfolded.

The book exposes the duplicity of the "New Frontier", which wanted to be "tough on Communism" while at the same time disposing of an Eisenhower/Nixon initiative to overthrow the Castro Government in the same manner as the toppling of Arbenz in Guatemala.

Mr. Lynch says quite clearly, "The 2506 Brigade was successfully dumped into Cuba", paraphrasing Kennedy's comment that "They [Cuban exile force 2506] want to go to Cuba. Let's send them there."

Mr. Lynch discussed the aftermath of the invasion especially how careers were wrecked, reputations ruined and scape goats sought out and punished. He provides a good counterpoint to the New Frontier/Camelot historians, even rebutting some of their justifications after the fact.

I look forward to the follow up book on Operation Mongoose, which describes how the Kennedy Administration placated CIA/DOD and US Business interests with a "mission" against Castro communism while not quite upsetting the Russians nor allowing Castro free rein in Latin America. Mr Lynch suggested that this followup is forthcoming and I hope that his Estate has sufficient notes and resources to make it happen.
Xtintisha
THE BOOK IS GOOD FOR THE HISTORICAL PART OF THE COMPONENTS. IT WOULD BENIFICIAL IF THE BOOK COULD BE EXPANDED TO ADD IN OTHER ACTIVITIES SURROUNDING IT IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA AT THE TIME.
Preve
A detailed concise story of the event written by a person who participated in the invasion and landed with the brigade. A must read for any persons who bat have an interest in the history of US foreign policy or Cuba.

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