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IftheDOPbelievedthattheoriginalairplanwasadequate--astheyhadsostoutlymaintainedduringthecourseoftheTaylorcommitteeinvestigationandastheyhadstatedinitiallyinreviewngtheIGreport--tosuddenlysuggestapossibleinadequacyintheairarmraisesthequestionofwhethertheobfuscationresultedfrompoor101.-=nnmApproved for Release:2016/08/09C01254908-....~,f'" -1"-.-
5l!:C!:1ttB'.Approved for Release:2016/08/09C01254908editingoftheDDP'sresponseorfromsecondthoughtsonthepartoftheDDP.14/IntermsofthelessonswhichitlearnedasaresultoftheBayofPigsOperationtheDDPanalysisphilosophizedonseveral-issueswhichweremoreresponsivetotheTaylorCommittee'sreportthentotheIG'ssurvey.ItstatedthatifthepolicyoftheUSwastouseforceinagivenoperation,sufficientforceshouldbeappliedtomakesurethattheoperationwouldbesuccessful--includingifnecessarytheovertuseofUSforce.Barringthis,theoperationshouldbecalledoffunless-theoddsinfavorofsuccesswithinthepoliticallyimposedrestrictionsareverygreat.-Inthissamecontext,theDDPanalysissuggestedthatadepartmentoragencychargedwithrunningagivenoperationhadtolearntolivewithpoliticaldecisions,eventhoughsuchdecisionsmightbemade byunqualifiedpeople.Indealingwithquestionsofpolicy,anotheraspectoftheproblemwaswhetherdecisionsonmajorissuesofapolicynaturecouldbehandledbyanimpartialadviserorwhetherallsuchdecisionshadtobedumped onthepresident.Thislastpoint,ofcourse,was adirectreflectionofthefindingsoftheTaylorCommitteethatinthecaseoftheBayofPigs,theabsenceofanyauthoritativedecisionmaking bodyledPresidentKennedytosupportpoliciesofquestionablewisdom.Alsointherealmofnationalpolicyconcerningoperationalinvolveme~t,realisticassessmentneededtobemadeoftheprospectsforkeepingaclandestineoperationclandestine.Oncedeniabilitystartedtoerodethequestionshouldhavebeenaskedastothevalueofanydegreeofdeniabilitythatmightremain.InthecaseofCuba,forexample,theDDPanalysissuggestedthathindsightindicatedtherewouldhavebeenmoretogainiftheUnitedstates102Approved for Release:2016/08/09C01254908,,.,...------.-~-~I,'.---....----..-~.~~(,.--."'---....-....,......,-
Approved for Release:2016/08/09C01254908hadsaiditwasbacking~heCubanRevolutionaryCouncilandhadrecognizedtheprovisionalgovernment.The DDP'sreportadmittedthattheInspectorGeneral'schargethattheviewsofthosewhowererunningtheoperationmighthavebeengiventoomuchweight,butitraisedthequestionofwherethelineshouldbedrawnwithregardtogettingtheopinionsofskeptics.15/(Particularlyiftheskepticswere,ascharacterizedbyGeneralLemnitzer,notonlyinexperienced,butcrippled-byarrogancearisingfromfailuretorecognizetheirownlimitations.-)*ThesecondmajortopiccoveredbytheDDP'sanalysisoftheInspectorGeneral'ssurveyiscalled-Thesurvey'sStatementsoftheOperationalConcept.-Thisfourpagesegmentis

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