The Invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, was an invasion ordered by U.S. President Ronald Reagan of the nation of Grenada, an island in the Caribbean Sea, 100 miles north of Venezuela, and over 1,500 miles southeast of the United States.

The Invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, was an invasion ordered by U.S. President Ronald Reagan of the nation of Grenada, an island in the Caribbean Sea, 100 miles north of Venezuela, and over 1,500 miles southeast of the United States.

 

Grenada

 

After an internal power struggle on the island (which has a population of just over 100,000) ended with the deposition and execution of Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, the invasion began on 25 October, 1983. A combined force of troops from the United States (nearly 10,000 troops), Jamaica and members of the Regional Security System (RSS) (approximately 300 troops)] defeated Grenadian resistance and the military government of Hudson Austin was deposed.

 

Britain was against the invasion but sent HMS Antrim and RFA Pearleaf (2)  to protect British citizens.

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