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March 15, 1985

Vice President George Bush rejected Grenada's request to let 250 American soldiers stay on the island, but he said that the United States is committed to preserving Grenadan democracy. The troops, remnants of a force that invaded the Caribbean island in October, 1983, are scheduled to leave by June 12, and Bush said there are no plans to change the timetable. But on a visit to the island, he pledged that the United States "will not sit idly by and allow Grenada's security to be threatened."

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