JFK AND FLEXIBLE RESPONSE. JFK is elected president of the U.S. in 1960. Flexible Response=JFK’s new military policy. Increased spending on nonnuclear forces such as troops, ships, and artillery. Created the Special Forces branch of the Green Berets.
The 2nd and 3rd air strikes are canceled by JFK. The 1st air strike failed to knock out the Cuban air force.
B) On April 17, 1961 about 1500 Cuban exile troops would land at Trinidad and storm the island.
The invasions landing site was changed by JFK at the last minute from Trinidad to the Bay of Pigs.