‘Bang – just like that’: How Thatcher backed Bush in Panama

Shortly before 7:00am on 20 December 1989, Margaret Thatcher received a call from US President George H.W. Bush. Bush informed the UK prime minister that Washington had just launched an invasion of Panama, declaring that there had been “no alternative but to intervene”. After decades on the CIA’s payroll, Panama’s military leader Manuel Antonio Noriega […]

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