Now to Make It Work

Grenada's "rescue" accomplished, the task of rehabilitation begins

Sweat soaked the layers of their camouflage battle uniforms. Their rifles and backpacks grew heavy in the 100° F heat of the tropical isle. But it had been a long time since American soldiers had felt so good, or so welcome, in a foreign land. Declared a delighted U.S. paratrooper as he patrolled a post in a suddenly peaceful Grenada: "We're surrounded by friendlies."

Indeed they were. The Grenadians had lived through the intrigue and excitement of a Marxist revolution and experienced one of the bloodiest...

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