Thirty years ago, the United States carried out Operation: “Just Cause,” invading the Central American nation of Panama. The goal of the invasion was to dispose the dictator general, Manuel Noriega, a corrupt and ruthless strongman who had originally been put in power by the United States in the first place. This is a surprisingly little known US intervention despite its recentness. It was the last time to date (and hopefully ever) that my country invaded a nation within our own hemisphere and yet many of my fellow Millennials have never even heard of it. Therefore, in commemoration of the conflict's 30th anniversary, I thought I'