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War File: U.S. Invasion of Panama (1989)

U.S. Army in the Panama Invasion 1989

U.S. Army troops in the Panama Invasion 1989  

 

U.S. Invasion of Panama (1989)--A short war between the United States and Panama in 1989 in which the United States invaded Panama in order to secure the Panama Canal and to remove Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega from power. The U.S. military name for this invasion was Operation Just Cause.

 

 

The U.S. Invasion of Panama Began: December 20, 1989

TheU.S. Invasion of Panama Ended: January 31, 1990

The U.S. Invasion of Panama Was Fought Between: United States vs. Panama

Location of the U.S. Invasion of Panama : The fighting centered around the Panama Canal Zone, but U.S. forces did occupy the entire country.

The U.S. Invasion of Panama Resulted In: American victory

The Length of the U.S. Invasion of Panama: 42 days

U.S. Invasion of Panama Casualties:

American Military Casualties: 23 killed; 325 wounded

Panamanian Military Casualties: 205 killed; 1,236 captured by U.S. forces

Panamanian Civilian Casualties: Exact number is unknown, but range anywhere from 200 to 4,0000

 

 

Sources:

Secondary Wars and Atrocities of the Twentieth Century

Operation Just Cause--Global Security.org

Operation Just Cause - Special Operations.Com

Operation Just Cause: The Incursion Into Panama--U.S. Army

U.S. Invasion of Panama-Wikipedia

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