• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 42. U.S. Invasions of Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989)
Chapter 42. U.S. invasions of Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989)
Invasion of Grenada
At Issue in Grenada

The Reagan administration wanted to remove a Cuban Communist military contingent that had seized power in a coup d’ètat and to evacuate approximately 1,000 U.S. nationals believed to be in danger in this small West Indian island nation (population 110,000).

The Conflict

At the behest of Grenada’s anti-American government, Fidel Castro sent Cuban troops ...

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