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Operation Just Cause
The U.s. Intervention In Panama

ISBN 9780367297428
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
246 Pages

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This book offers one of the first comprehensive academic views on Just Cause, the December 1989 U.S. military intervention in Panama. It presents excellent positions for the reader to consider and give a comprehensive view of all of the factors and events that prompted the operation.

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Background (1905–1988) -- Panama’s Policy Toward the United States: Living with Big Brother -- When All the Old Bills Came Due: The Development of U.S.-Panamanian Relations Through 1989 -- The Role of Drugs in the U.S.-Panamanian Relationship -- The Prelude -- Indications and Warning Factors -- The Operation -- The Anatomy of Just Cause: The Forces Involved, the Adequacy of Intelligence, and Its Success as a Joint Operation -- Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Factors -- Assessing the Role of Air Power -- The Adequacy of Logistic Support -- Civil Affairs Operations -- Assessing Press Access to Information -- The Aftermath -- The Future U.S. Role in Panama -- The International Implications -- Summary and Conclusions

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