The Panamanian Public Forces are the national defense forces of Panama. Panama is the second country in Latin America (the first being Costa Rica) to permanently abolish standing armies, leaving it with only small military-like forces. Panama maintains forces, consisting of armed police and security forces, and small air and maritime forces. They enforce laws, and can perform limited military actions in addition to creating a temporary military force to counter any attack.
Bottom line is Panama is a peaceful country protected and backed in part by the canal exchange treaty signed by Jimmy carter, where any threat on Panama the US military will intervene.