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Haiti / United States Invasion / Clinton Address #155896

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 15, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) The turmoil over President Clinton's plans for a military invasion of Haiti featured; scenes shown of the president with the national security adviser. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - hopes Haiti's military rulers will leave.] [White House press secretary Dee Dee MYERS - says the speech is not expected to turn public opinion.] Clinton said planning to describe the atrocities in Haiti in his speech tonight. The opposition of veterans' groups to an invasion noted. [American Legion John SOMMER - comments.]

(Port-au-Prince: Linda Pattillo) The situation in Haiti as Clinton tries to get the military rulers to leave reviewed; scenes shown of the American show of force off the coast, including a Navy ship stuck on a reef. [Haitian military adviser Carl DENIS - says right is on our side.] Bodies of supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide shown in the streets. [Haitian FATHER - (thru translator) talks about waiting.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Norfolk: John McWethy) The United States military readiness for action in Haiti examined; scenes shown of the Mount Whitney bound for Haiti. [PERRY - talks about the armed Haitians that the United States may face; says there may be more service call ups.] The financial strain on the Navy, which has been putting off repairs on ships and planes to save money, noted. [Air wing commander Captain Bob DAVIS, fighter squadron Commander Sandy SAUNDERS - comment.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Pattillo, Linda

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