John Lindsay-Poland

John Lindsay-Poland is a writer, activist, researcher and analyst focused on human rights and demilitarization, especially in the Americas. This site includes links to his past and present work in these areas.

Considering the Panama Invasion, 25 Years Later

Telesur English

They came into the city after midnight, massively, from the air, and without warning. The 26,000 troops participating in the U.S. invasion of Panama on December 20, 1989 focused their operations on Panama Defense Forces facilities, especially Panamanian General Manuel Noriega’s headquarters, located in the poor Panama City neighborhood of El Chorrillo, whose residents paid dearly.

The invasion 25 years ago today represented an important turn by the United States toward the use of direct military power as part of the escalated drug war.

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