D-Day in Grenada

The U.S. and friends take over a troubled Caribbean isle

The government is building a full-size jet airport so that visitors will be able to reach the island directly from North America and Europe. Enjoy the magnificent view where the Atlantic joins the Caribbean. On one side you will see a sparkling slate-black beach of volcanic sand and on the other, of brilliantly white coral sand.

—Grenada tourist brochure

At first, the North American visitors ignored the uncompleted airstrip, but they certainly took advantage of one of Grenada's many scenic beaches. A group...

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