December 20th, 1989 – January 31st, 1990
On 15 December,
the Panamanian general assembly passed a resolution
declaring that the actions of the United States had caused a state of war
to exist between Panama and the United States as a result of the U.S.,
stating it would not associate with any leader linked or associated with illegal drugs.
On December 16th, Panamanian Defense Forces killed a U.S. Military Officer,
wounded two others,and detained another U.S. Navy Officer,
who was subsequently badly beaten and his wfie threatend repeatedly with sexual assult.
Operation JustCause was launched on December 20th, 1989.
Disctator and GeneralNoriega was deposed, and the President Elect was installed over Noriega.