How Necessary Was the Invasion?

Was the U.S. right to move into Grenada? Although polls showed support for the invasion, that was the most difficult question for Americans sifting through press reports and Government statements. A final verdict will depend on answers to crucial lesser questions:

> Were the U.S. students in imminent danger?

Not imminent danger, but 600 young Americans so close to an inherently unstable regime could eventually have been in jeopardy. At the least, they were an attractive hostage target.

> Would evaculation have been better?

Yes, if their safety was the primary concern.

> Was Grenada in a state of anarchy?

Yes. All signs indicate that the...

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