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Inter-American Peace Force

Honduran IAPF soldiers arrive in the Dominican Republic, 1965.

The Inter-American Peace Force (IAPF) was established, by the Organization of American States, on 23 May 1965, after the United States's intervention in the Dominican Republic. It largely consisted of over 42,600 United States military personnel, plus the following troops were sent by each country;

  • Brazil – 1,130
  • Honduras – 250
  • Paraguay – 184
  • Nicaragua – 160
  • Costa Rica – 21 military police
  • El Salvador – 3 staff officers

Brazil eventually took over from the United States in 1966 and the IAPF was disbanded in 1967.

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External linksEdit

  • 82nd Airborne History Page – Operation Power Pack: A "Road" Test for the 82nd Airborne Division
  • Warnock, A. Timothy. Dominican Crisis: Operation POWER PACK. Short of War: Major USA Contingency Operations edited by A. Timothy Warnock. Air Force History and Museums Program, 2000. pp 63–74.
  • Dominican Republic PSYOP, reportage from SGM Herbert A. Friedman (ret)