This day in the Yesteryear: US INVADES GRANADA (1983)

US Invades Granada (1983)

After a left-wing government took control of Grenada in a 1979 bloodless coup, relations between the tiny Caribbean nation and its neighbors became strained. In 1983, the government was overthrown by radicals from within the same movement. Concerned about Grenada’s leanings toward Cuba and the Soviet bloc, the US invaded. World leaders were outraged, and the UN voted 108 to 9 to condemn the invasion. How did US President Ronald Reagan respond when asked whether the lopsided vote concerned him? More… Discuss

 

4 responses to “This day in the Yesteryear: US INVADES GRANADA (1983)

  1. It seems that US presidents just can’t stop themselves from invading someone…

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  2. Genada has been invaded by almost everybody, European, us and anyone else who had no one else to invade at the time. I guess it’s “the place” to invade when you want to avoid casualties. The US versus Grenada? Really? Like, uh, that was a big challenge to our military might.

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