The radicalization of Grenada, the use of Cubans to build the Grenadian airport, the caches of Soviet-supplied weapons, the secret agreements between the U.S.S.R. and Grenada, and the visits of high ranking Soviet military and civilian personages have all been discussed elsewhere in this book. The purposes of this chapter are two-fold. The first is to examine Soviet military operations and intentions in the region. Here it will be shown that these maneuvers have focused upon Cuba and have involved both providing for the island's security and using it as a base of operations. The second purpose will be to demonstrate the relationship between Cuba and Grenada by showing that this development is consistent with previous Soviet operations in other areas.