59. Grenada - October 25th 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury

A Review of the Military Actions on Grenada.

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Reagan orders Grenada invasion -- October 25, 1983

President Reagan orders U.S. Marines and Army Rangers to invade Grenada, citing a takeover of the tiny Caribbean Island by "a brutal group of leftist thugs." U.S. troops, along with a small force from six Caribbean nations, overcome surprisingly strong resistance from Cubans, who support the island's new regime. A day after the invasion, the troops begin evacuating 1,100 U.S. citizens on the island.

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