Urgent Fury -- A Look Back ... A Look Forward
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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Operation URGENT FURY, the American invasion of Grenada in October 1983, was a success at all levels of war--strategic, operational, and tactical. Since then, the United States has been involved in combat operations twice operation JUST CAUSE in Panama December 1989 and Operation DESERT STORM in the Middle East January 1990. These operations were also enormous successes. When compared with JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM, the operation in Grenada was unique-- specifically in terms of planning time, in-place forces, and intelligence. The problems in URGENT FURY resulted in numerous lessons learned. It is important for the military community to not let the successes of JUST CAUSE and DESERT STORM detract from what went wrong in URGENT FURY. The military should continue to analyze what went wrong in Grenada and train to future URGENT FURY type scenarios.
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