Accession Number:

AD1111813

Title:

Operation Just Cause, Republic of Panama, Dec 1989-Jan 1990

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

15

Abstract:

The invasion of Panama, known as Operation JUST CAUSE, was an unusually delicate, violent, and complex operation. Its key objectives were the capture of General Manuel Antonio Noriega, a militant Panamanian officer who rose to power using intimidation and brutality, and the establishment of a democratic government. America applied overwhelming combat power during the invasion, seeking to minimize loss of life and destruction of property, and to speed the transition to friendly relations. The U.S. had bases located there and U.S. troops had a long-standing relationship with the Panama Defense Forces PDF. American SOF personnel, having been based in Panama, were acutely aware of the delicate nature of the mission and were instrumental in achieving U.S. objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]