Operation Urgent Fury
orders U.S. Marines, Army Rangers, Navy Special
Warfare teams, and other military forces 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.
Navy SEAL Operations in Grenada
- Animated maps from NavySEALs.Com
McMurry Goes to Grenada
Working Bibliography -
Good resources for the researcher.
Urgent Fury - Information
from the Joint Chiefs of Staff
By Fire" - 160th Special
Operations Aviation Regiment (then Task Force 160)
sees heavy action in its first operational deployment
Troubled Path to the Pentagon's Rules on Media Access
to the Battlefield: Grenade to Today"
orders Grenada invasion -- October 25, 1983 --
QuickTime Movie (160x120)
QuickTime Movie (320x240)
Video clip courtesy of CNN.
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