"Operation Just Cause, the United States intervention in Panama that overthrew the regime of Manuel Noriega, was an outstanding operational success. It was quick, limited, and involved few casualties. The United States destroyed Panama's military, captured the seat of power, and installed a new government within the first few days. In addition, with the benefit of hindsight, it represented an unqualified strategic success. Panama is a stable democracy, and the United States enjoys good relations with it. This monograph attempts to explain why."
Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library: http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/