At the Daily Beast,
Remembering The Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On
Thirty years ago, the U.S. launched Operation Urgent Fury to liberate Grenada from its Marxist-Leninist regime—an operation that punched a hole in the Brezhnev doctrine and foreshadowed the Soviet collapse. Michael Ledeen remembers the shortlived invasion.
The close working relations the regime established with the Government of Cuba…showed that [Prime Minister Maurice] Bishop intended to model his revolution on that of the Soviet Union and…Cuba. The attention shown to delegations from the Soviet bloc and from such radical regimes as Qadaffi’s Libya and Kim-il Sung’s North Korea…indicated the NJM’s real intentions.
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