Are we invading Costa Rica?

I started reading all sorts of interesting news tonight about the United States sending 7,000 troops and 46 US Navy ships to Costa Rica in addition to several Coast Guard vessels to "assist in the war on drugs".  Though this is being done under a mutual agreement (which expired October 6, 2009), it is interesting to note that this is a massive build-up and unprecedented under the agreement.  Until now, only US Coast Guard vessels were used.  Yet not a word of this has been mentioned in any US major media outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC nor the Associated Press.  It is a big story in Costa Rica, but somehow we have managed to keep it a secret from the American public.

Hopefully you can read Spanish and the following transcripts will give you a better world view of US involvement in sovereign territory of other nations.  Otherwise, you can rely on the shoddy translations that Google can provide.  I have no intention of translating hundreds of pages of minutes from the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly.  But I have provided a list of the United States Navy vessels and strength that will be in Costa Rica until at least December 31, 2010 when this operation is set to expire.  Watch out Hugo Chavez!  Detailed list of US Naval strength in Costa Rica after the jump.

[Source: http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Actas/15947-PLENARIO-SESIÓN-38.pdf]

[Source: http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Actas/15949-PLENARIO-SESIÓN-39.pdf]

[Source: http://www.larepublica.net/app/cms/www/index.php?id_menu=96&pk_articulo=37585]

[Source: http://www.nacion.com/2010-07-07/ElPais/NotaPrincipal/ElPais2438214.aspx

So you don't think I am trafficing in military secrets, this information is in the minutes of the meetings of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly.  I don't think you can consider it a secret when the information is published to the world by the very government affected. 

Translated from the first link above:

1) USS BOONE (FFG 28)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted.
2) USS CARR (FFG 52)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters SH-60B.
3) USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters SH-60B.
4) USS CURTS (FFG 38)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
5) USS DE WERT (FFG 45)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
6) USS DOYLE (FFG 39)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
7) USS FORD (FFG 54)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
8) USS GARY (FFG 51)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
9) USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
10) USS HAWES (FFG 53)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
11) USS JARRETT (FFG 33)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
12) USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG 32)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
13) USS INGRAHAM (FFG61)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
14) USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
15) USS KLAKRING (FFG 42)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
16) USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
17) USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
18) USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
19) USS RENTZ(FFG 46)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
20) USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
21) USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
22) USS RUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
23) USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
24) USS SIMPSON (FFG 56)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
25) USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
26) USS TAYLOR (FFG 50)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
27) USS UNDERWOOD(FFG 36)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
28) USS THATCH (FFG 43)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
29) USS VANDERGRIFT(FFG 48)
Length: 135 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 200 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60B.
30) USS SWIFT(HSV 2)
Length: 98 meters. Maximum crew: 15 officers, 134 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters SH-60B.
31) USNS SATURN (T AFS 10) - Supply ship.
Length: 160 meters. Maximum crew: 10 officers, 39 enlisted and 115 civilians. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters CH-46.
32) USS SUMNER (T-AGS-61)- Reconnaissance ship.
Length: 101 meters. Maximum crew: 5 officers, 22 enlisted and 27 civilians. Gunship. No aircraft on board.
33) USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) - Hospital ship
Length: 270 meters. Maximum crew: 110 officers, 710 enlisted and 73 civilians. Gunship. Aircraft on board: No aircraft on board.
34) USNS ROBERT E. PEARY (T-AKE-5)-
Length: 210 meters. Maximum crew: 49 officers, 197 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters MH-60.
35) USS FREEDOM (LCS-1)
Length: 115 meters. Maximum crew: 16 officers, 60 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters MH-60R.
36) USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS-2)
Length: 127 meters. Maximum crew: 8 officers, 32 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters MH-60R.
37) USS CHAMPION (MCM- 4)
Length: 68 meters. Maximum crew: 6 officers, 75 enlisted. Gunship. No aircraft on board.
38) USS PIONEER (MCM-9)
Length: 68 meters. Maximum crew: 6 officers, 75 enlisted. Gunship. No aircraft on board.
39) USS SENTRY (MCM-3)
Length: 68 meters. Maximum crew: 6 officers, 75 enlisted. Gunship. No aircraft on board.
40) USS DEVASTATOR
Length: 68 meters. Maximum crew: 6 officers, 75 enlisted. Gunship. No aircraft on board.
41) USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3)
Length: 257 meters. Maximum crew: 104 officers, 1004 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (42) Helicopters CH-46, (5) Aviones AV-8B Harrier y (6) Helicopters HH-60 Blackhawks.
42) USS MAKIN ISLAND
Length: 258 meters. Maximum crew: 102 officers, 1449 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (42) Helicopters CH-46, (5) Aviones AV-8B Harrier y (6) Helicopters HH-60 Blackhawks.
43) USS WALLY SCHIRRA (T-AKE-8)
Length: 210 meters. Maximum crew: 8 officers, 42 enlisted y 123 civilians. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (2) Helicopters HH-60 Blackhawks.
44) USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7)
Length: 257 meters. Maximum crew: 73 officers, 1109 enlisted. Gunship. Aircraft on board: (10) Helicopters CH-46, (5) and (6) Helicopters HH-60 Blackhawks.
45) USS COMFOR
Length: 272 meters. Maximum crew: 104 officers, 1104 enlisted. Unarmed vessel. No aircraft on board.
46) USS ELROD
Length: 138 meters. Maximum crew: 21 officers, 205 enlisted. (2) Helicopters SH-60 B LAMPS III.