Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1986

Subject: LCSH

Cuba--History--Invasion, 1961, Strategy, Communications, Military

Abstract

Here, the author will offer a view of the Bay of Pigs crisis within the analytical framework of the prescriptive model. There are two major objectives for undertaking this study. The first objective is to further explore the Bay of Pigs crisis. The Bay of Pigs was a prelude to the Cuban Missile crisis. The handling of the missile crisis and the various models of decision-making that have emerged from the study of that October crisis can possibly be best understood from a more careful viewing of Bay of Pigs. The second objective is to lay the groundwork for a comparative study of other similar crisis situations through the perspective of the prescriptive model. The prescriptive model has two distinct aspects. The first aspect concerns the evolution of “general strategy” for dealing with crisis situations in the nuclear age. Each aspect of the model has a number of components and sub-components. These various components will be used as the illustrative tools of analysis to measure and elucidate the Bay of Pigs operation.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Sandman, J. H. (1986). Analyzing Foreign Policy Crisis Situations: The Bay of Pigs. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 16(2), 310-316, which has been published in final form at http://www.jstor.org/stable/40574652. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Publisher Citation

Sandman, J. H. (1986). Analyzing Foreign Policy Crisis Situations: The Bay of Pigs. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 16(2), 310-316.

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