Operation Northwoods was a series of false flag proposals used to benefit the Cuban War. In 1962, the plot was planned by the U.S. Department of Defense, but was rejected by the Kennedy administration. The proposals involved using the Central Intelligence Agency, and other operatives, to commit perceived acts of terrorism in the United States. These acts were meant to be blamed on Cuba to create public support among Americans for a war against that nation.
One proposal stated: ”The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.”
Operation Northwoods proposals included: bombing civilians, attacks on the U.S. military and Navy ships, hijackings commercial planes, etc. These tactics would be used to implicate the Cuban government.
After explaining to the Kennedy administration that this operation had plans for creating plausible pretexts to use against Cuba and Castro at the cost of lives, the President bluntly declined. Kennedy said that he would not discuss the use of U.S. military force.
Many conspiracies have concluded that the President’s disapproval of Operation Northwoods contributed/led to his assassination.
The core reasoning behind this operation was to benefit the United States, but its plan of action was devilishly corrupt. Although this would have provided a pretext for launching a military invasion on Cuba and helped with the removal of Fidel Castro, it is not worth the loss of innocent lives.