In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 25, 1983, a small group of United States Navy SEALs quietly landed at the north of St. Georges in the Caribbean island...
Category: US Invasion of Grenada
In 1983, the U.S. invaded Grenada, responding to political instability in the nation aligned with Cuba and the Soviet Union.
Following increasing tensions, Maurice Bishop’s Marxist-Leninist government was overthrown, leading to Bishop’s eventual execution.
Led by then-US President Ronald Reagan, the United States cited concerns for American students, Cold War implications, and the desire for stability as reasons for “Operation Urgent Fury.”
The operation, involving over 7,000 U.S. troops, faced resistance from Grenadian and Cuban forces but was ultimately successful.
Criticized globally, the invasion, however, was viewed by some Grenadians as liberation. This event epitomized Cold War-era geopolitical tensions.