Accession Number : ADA313465

Title :   Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama. The Planning and Execution of Joint Operations In Panama February 1988 - January 1990.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC JOINT HISTORY OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Cole, Ronald H.

PDF Url : ADA313465

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Written shortly after the completion of Operation JUST CAUSE, this monograph traces the involvement of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff in planning and directing combat operations in Panama. The study begins with the initial development of contingency plans in February 1988 and concludes with General Manuel Noriega's surrender to U.S. officials on 3 January 1990. Relying primarily upon Joint Staff files and interviews with key participants, the author, Dr. Ronald Cole, provides an account of the parts played by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, and the Commander in Chief of U.S. Southern Command in planning for operations in Panama and their roles in the combat operations that followed.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY HISTORY, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY PLANNING, *PANAMA, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY STRATEGY, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), TASK FORCES, ACCELERATION, HOSTAGES, MEDIA, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY TACTICS, INTERVENTION, CIVIL AFFAIRS, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE