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OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE BAY OF PIGS OPERATION DRAFT VOLUME V CIA'S INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF THE BAY OF PIGS BY JACK B. PFEIFFER

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0001254908
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RIPPUB
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U
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181
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August 25, 2016
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April 18, 1984
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This file contains CIA Historian Jack Pfeiffer's unpublished "Volume V" of his Bay of Pigs history, "CIA's Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs." Unlike his four other histories, this fifth draft volume was not publishable in its present form, in the judgment of CIA Chief Historians as well as other reviewers, because of serious shortcomings in scholarship, its polemical tone, and its failure to add significantly to an understanding of the controversy over the Bay of Pigs operation—much of which has now been discussed in open source histories and memoirs.