The chapter focuses on the 1983 American invasion of Grenada. The first part of the chapter covers the events leading up to the invasion and details the actions taken by the Americans. The second part attempts to identify the degree to which the intervention was focused on the goal of delivering democracy. It does this by assessing the degree to which the desire to bring democracy to the island played in the Reagan administration’s decision to invade and replace the New Jewel Movement government. Subsequently, the chapter evaluates the degree to which American post-intervention actions in Grenada were genuinely focused on delivering a democratic outcome.
KeywordsGrenada Reagan Democracy Intervention USA
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