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1983 Mar 29 - 1983 Oct 27
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1048
Grenada (US-led invasion) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2013 Aug 1
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 0
Any docs withheld? 13

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83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: Reagan message to MT (situation in Grenada: US intervention) ["I have decided to respond positively" to OECS request for US intervention in Grenada] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: Howe draft statement to House of Commons (situation in Grenada) [MT annotation: "No reason to think that military intervention is likely to take place"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: MT message to Reagan (US intervention in Grenada) ["I must tell you at once that the decision which you describe causes us the gravest concern"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: Reagan message to MT (US intervention in Grenada) ["I well appreciate the dangers inherent in a military operation...but, on balance, I see this as the lesser of two risks"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Reagan) [US intervention in Grenada; Reagan to MT: "We are already at zero"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 26 Wed Grenada: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Reagan) [US intervention in Grenada: Reagan said he "very much regretted the embarrassment that had been caused" to HMG] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 26 Wed Grenada: Parsons minute to Coles ("Grenada") ["It is becoming increasingly obvious that [the US] had been planning the Grenada move for some time"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 22 Sat Grenada: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Luce, MT-Whitelaw, MT-Heseltine) [response to proposals by CARICOM states for intervention in Grenada] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: Reagan message to MT (OECS request US participation in "collective security effort" in Grenada) ["I am giving serious consideration to the OECS request"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: UK High Commission Bridgetown to MODUK ("Grenada: From Col Beaumont in Bridgetown for Cossec") [details of US intervention plan] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: No.10 letter to FCO (“Grenada”) [record of No.10 meetings & decisions 24-25 Oct] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: FCO letter to No.10 ("Grenada") [MT draft message to Reagan: "In short, I have serious doubts about mounting a military operation"] [declassified 2013]
83 Apr 21 Thu Grenada: FCO letter to No.10 ("Grenada") [Commonwealth Secretary-General forwards letter from Government of Grenada asking for assistance "in the prevention of aggression by the United States against Grenada"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 14 Fri Grenada: UK High Commission Bridgetown to FCO ("Grenada") [situation in Grenada; plot to kill Prime Minister Bishop] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 22 Sat Grenada: FCO to UK High Commission Bridgetown ("Grenada") [seeks information on possibility of negotiated solution to situation which does not involve military operations] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: FCO telegram 1759 to UKE Washington (1350Z) ("Grenada") ["I and my colleagues see no grounds on which military intervention could be justified internationally unless it were required to protect lives"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Grenada: UK High Commission Bridgetown to FCO ("Grenada") [text of OECS statement: "The Authority of the OECS wishes to establish a peace keeping force...to restore on Grenada conditions of tranquility"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: FCO telegram 1768 to UKE Washington (0224Z) ("Grenada") [tell "the Americans that we look to them to protect British lives and property"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: FCO to UK High Commission Bridgetown ("Grenada") ["we should not (not) wish [British personnel] to be involved in offensive operations against Grenada"] [declassified 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Grenada: FCO telegram 1774 to UKE Washington (1620Z) ("Grenada: Conversation with Shultz") [update on situation in Grenada; Howe outlines his concerns about US intervention to Shultz] [declassified 2013]