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US officials were at odds on Bay of Pigs, papers say

Top US officials disagreed about the objectives for the CIA's unsuccessful 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, according to previously secret transcripts released Monday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The transcripts are of closed committee hearings on the invasion with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, CIA Director Allen Dulles and Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as witnesses.

In testimony on May 1, 1961, Mr. Rusk said the purpose of the action was to spark an uprising by the Cuban underground. The next day, Mr. Dulles said an immediate uprising by other Cubans was considered unlikely.

The testimony was released on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the April 17 , 1961 attempt to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro.

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