Case 156 - Ethics and Intervention: The United States in Grenada, 1983
Nardin, Terry and Kathleen D. Pritchard
This case study, created for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, examines the ethical issues raised by the United States’ armed intervention in Grenada in 1983. It explores and analyzes the implications of the non-intervention principle and several widely recognized exceptions to it, such as the responsibility to protect. The study then closes with questions aimed at clarifying the issues raised by efforts to justify or place limits on armed intervention.