December 20,  This day during the Invasion of Panama

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December 20, 1989 – Operation Acid Gambit was a plan to retrieve Kurt Muse, an American civilian living in Panama and widely reported to be a CIA operative from the Carcel Modelo, a notorious prison in Panama City. Muse had been arrested in 1989 for setting up covert anti-Noriega radio transmissions in Panama. Political considerations delayed the raid, conducted by 23 Delta Force operators and supported by the Night Stalkers, until the United States invaded Panama to arrest Noriega, in Operation Just Cause on December 20, 1989. Delta operators were inserted onto the roof of the prison by MH-6 Little Bird helicopters. One operator was tasked to abseil down the side of the building, hang outside Muse’s cell window, and eliminate the guard charged with killing Muse if a rescue was mounted. However, the guard was not there. After breaching the roof-top door with breaching charges, the Delta operators raced…

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