The only US military intervention Britain (somewhat) opposed

by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 25 October 2023 Margaret Thatcher’s government sought to prevent the US invasion of Grenada in October 1983, but once it went ahead, Whitehall refused to condemn it and sought its “swift success” – even though it knew it violated international law, declassified files show. The American military invaded the tiny […]

Grenada: Declassified

  UK files/articles on Grenada show the UK’s secret plan to invade a decade before the US did so in 1983, and the rift between Thatcher and Reagan over the latter.   Documents ‘Operational Planning: Caribbean, Grenada, internal security’, DEFE 25/367 (1974-9) (National Archives) ‘Internal situation in Grenada’, FCO 63/1138 (1973) (National Archives) ‘Internal siuation […]