The media became alerted to the troop movement in both Panama and Fort Bragg and broadcasted to the public that the troops were likely headed to Panama. Although this OPSEC was practiced and enforced by the unit’s, the command could not force nor control the families of the deployed members from buzzing about their quick departure. The PDF was tipped off about the impending invasion. US Communications were also intercepted. “The commander of the 8th Infantry Company at Fort Espinar was told the ball ga...
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...h planning and the swift execution while quickly adapting to changes, this operation would not have been a success. The integrity of the mission was maintained: seizing control of the country, disabling the PDF, capturing their leader Manuel Noriega, while damage to personal property and Panamanian deaths were kept to a minimum. This type of decisive leadership, operational surprise and joint effort proved that the Army can deliver a long-range, precision strike capability providing a great example of how Soldiers can plan and execute future missions.
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