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Rio Hato Part I

Rio Hato Part I

The most distant target to be struck was fifty miles away from the Canal Zone at the Rio Hato Military Base, where about 500 PDF soldiers of the 6th and 7th Companies were stationed. Noriega’s beach house was near the installation, and there were concerns that if he eluded capture near Panama City, he might […]

Operation JUST CAUSE: The Incursion into Panama

Operation JUST CAUSE: The Incursion into Panama

On 15 December 1989, General Manuel Antonio Noriega, commander of the Panama Defense Forces (PDF ), was appointed by his handpicked legislative assembly to be the “maximum leader” of the country. In his acceptance speech, Noriega announced that “the Republic of Panama is declared to be in a state of war” with the United States. […]

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