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20/12/1989 United States invasion of Panama starts

The military incursion into Panama began in December, at 1:00 a.m. local time. The operation involved 27,684 U.S. troops and over 300 aircraft. During the invasion, de facto Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed, president-elect Guillermo Endara swore into office, and the Panamanian Defense Force dissolved.