US Invasion of Grenada

The 1983 decision by Reagan to invade the Commonwealth island of Grenada put severe strains on the special relationship between Britain and America. It was claimed that the invasion was to fight communist insurgents but few believed that Grenada offered any strategic threat to America in any form. This was the height of the Cold War and Margaret Thatcher limited her complaints to a verbal hand-bagging of Reagan.

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by Stephen Luscombe