INVASION OF GRENADA
October 25th ~ 29th, 1983
Codenamed Operation Urgent Fury,
it was triggered by the internal strife within the People's Revolutionary Government
that resulted in the house arrest and the execution of the previous leader
and the establishment of a preliminary government,
the Revolutionary Military Council.
From the U.S. perspective,
a justification for the intervention was in part explained as
"concerns over the 600 U.S. medical students on the island"
and fears of a repeat of the Iran hostage crisis.