Edging toward Democracy

Stability is the goal as U.S. troops prepare to leave Grenada

The neatly plugged potholes along Grenada's twisting dirt roads are a testimony to U.S. aid. Less visible but more ample is the American effort to help fill the Caribbean island's political vacuum before all but several hundred of the remaining 3,000 U.S. troops pull out for good this month.

Last week, as banana boats were leisurely unloaded near by, U.S. military commanders, diplomats and British advisers gathered at the white colonial residence of Sir Paul Scoon, Governor-General of Grenada, to discuss the island's...

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