In December 1989, U.S. Army forces
supported by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, participated in Operation Just Cause - the invasion of Panama. Ground forces,
consisting of combat elements of the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 7th Infantry Division, the 75th
Ranger Regiment, a Joint Special Operations Task Force and U.S. Marines, executed a night assault into Panama. A combination
of airborne, helicopter and ground assaults on multiple objectives quickly brought a close to this hostile action.