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1962- Operation Northwoods

March 13, 1962– The CIA Plan Code named Operation Northwoods, was a plan orchestrated by the federal government to commit acts of terrorism and kill innocent American people to create public support for the war against Cuba. The plans proposed hijackings, and blowing up airliners or ships full of American passengers and blame it on Cuba. The now declassified document says “Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of indignation”. The plan even elaborated that they could bomb Washington DC and blame it on Cuba. Or attacking US Marines at Guantanamo Bay, dressed up as Cuban Soldiers. The plan received approval from the Joint Chiefs all the way up to the Secretary of Defense. President Kennedy was not amused and rejected the plan and fired the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

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