Subsequently, an update of the reports revealed that a number of Panamanian tourists were taken as slaves to work in the mines of the government of Brasilistan. The respective diplomatic protests were interposed, however, our citizens were not released.
Slaves in Mines of Brasilistan
Due to this, a wave of indignation among the population of the The Federal Republic of Panama Coalition caused that the National Assembly and the Council of the Federation condemned the act and demanded to the Executive to take the necessary actions to liberate our citizens and to prevent that Brasilistan would do something similar.
Meanwhile, in the Panama Coalition, massive voluntary recruitment of citizens for the Defense Forces was initiated, reserve battalions of the National Guard were activated and mobilized and the nation's military reserves activated.
The Supreme Federal President of the Panama Coalition convened the Presidium, the executive advisory body made up of the Presidents of each Federal State of the Federal Republic of Panama Coalition, who approved the use of the Defense Forces, the National Guard and the Security Forces Of Panama Coalition for a military intervention in the nation of Brasilistan.
In defense of the citizens of the The Federal Republic of Panama Coalition, to protect the human rights of all the people who were taken as slaves in the mines of Brasilistan and to defend the national dignity, the war was declared to that nation.
However, because the Panama Coalition is a pacifist nation, the armed forces, called the Defense Forces, only have the capacity to defend the nation against enemy military incursions, not to carry out invasions in foreign territory. Therefore, in addition to increasing the military budget and new policies to reinforce the armed forces, the Wolf Regiment was hired, a mercenary army of 17,000 troops commanded by the brother of the Supreme Federal President.
On February 27, 2001, the attacks began. The first phase of the attack was with carpet bombing. This caused multiple casualties among the population of Brasilistan. This caused chaos and perplexity in the enemy, disorganizing their combat ability. In February 28 launched the second phase was long-range cruise missile attacks targeting military bases, military airports and coastal fortifications destroying the enemy's counter-attack capability.
At 5 am on March 1, the invasion begins. Infiltration teams of the Wolf Regiment are inserted in the capital of Brasilistan without any opposition. This operation involves the National Air Service's C-295 tactical transport aircraft escorted by old Panamanian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets. Because the air defense systems and their air force were severely damaged, the enemy could not detect this operation.
With Brasilistan’s military weakened, The Wolf Regiment commandos assassinate the leaders of the armed forces. The Panamanian units have managed to take out the command structure of the Brasilistan military, but its remnants are continuing to attack the Coalition troops present in the country. The public opinion beginning to turn, and the Executive advisers once again gather to discuss the situation. In a meeting with the Cabinet, on the recommendation of the Minister of Domestic Affairs, it was decided to send the rest of the army to occupy Brasilistan. Both the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Security agree, however, there is controversy over how the ground offensive will be launched.
The Supreme Federal President meets with the General Staff of the Defense Forces to coordinate the details. The plan consists of three phases: Sending the Wolf Regiment as a spearhead, backed by the Forces of Defense and Panamanian Air Force. The second phase would consist of the dispatch of several Divisions of the National Guard with the support of the Aeronaval Service. The third phase would consist of sending settlers with protection from the Security Forces of the Ministry of Security.
The first troops were launched by parachute. At that time, the only aircraft capable of airborne operations were 10 C-130 Hercules (in leasing) and 45 C-295 aircraft. It required several trips to disembark several battalions of infantry of the Wolf Regiment in the main airport of the capital. Once this was done, Antonov An-124 chartered aircraft were used to transport the mechanized and armored vehicles of the Regiment. Meanwhile, on the border of Brasilistan landing forces, also headed by several mechanized battalions of the Wolf Regiment, were taken the remains of the frontier fortresses of the enemy. All this supported by the old-fashioned Panamanian Air Force.
In all, 17,000 Wolf Regiment troops were deployed (equipped with 120 Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Marder armored personal vehicles and Boxer light armored vehicles as main vehicles, among many others). 120 000 troops of the Panamanian Defense Forces (Equipped with 150 M-551 Sheridan Light Tanks, 250 M-60A3 Patton medium tanks, 800 M113 armored personnel carriers and 250 LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles). Subsequently, 4 divisions of the National Guard were deployed with all their equipment (40,000 troops with modern 448 Light Armored Vehicles LAV-300A2 and 448 M1117 Guardian Light Armored Vehicles, among others). As aerial protection there were 24 F-4 Phantom II; 24 Mirage 2000-5; 24 F-16A Fighting Falcon against practically no enemy air defense.
The Panamanian Defense Force Army (whth the old combat uniform)
In just 24 hours, Brasilistan fell before the army of The Federal Republic of Panama Coalition with a few panamanian casualties. Then came the colonists, protected by strong armed paramilitary detachments of the National Police and the Border Police.
Thanks to this victory, has become Great Leader's of The Federal Republic of Panama Coalition new moniker as "Coloniser-in-Chief" .
However, armed resistance groups persisted for some time, forcing a very expensive military occupation force.
The problems in Brasilistan were mounting daily. the option was that Brasilistan a full part of Panama Coalition, and give the remaining Brasilistanis full citizenship. We’d all be part of the same country, with the same citizenship, and the same rights and responsibilities. Faced with a difficult situation, and the need to return peace to The Federal Republic of Panama Coalition, the Supreme Federal President William Rodriguez I presents the proposal to the Federal Council. Although there are some people against, in general the majority of the population wishes that the Brasilistanis enjoy the same rights and benefits as the rest of the citizens. So by a large majority, the nation's legislative body approves that Brasilistan is part of the Panama Coalition. The population of Brasilistan cheerfully accepts the decision, tired of an oppressive tyranny for years that enslaved them. Thus Brasilistan became the State number 57 of The Federal Republic of Panama Coalition. This implies the immediate return of the settlers and the gradual withdrawal of the armed forces. However, the Wolf Regiment will continue in the Panama Coalition, where it is granted a permanent base and will serve the Panamanian Defense Forces.