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Haiti / United States Invasion / Clinton Address #358915

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 15, 1994
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(Port-au-Prince: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) United States military readiness for action in Haiti examined; scenes shown of the USS Mount Whitney bound for Haiti. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - talks about the armed Haitians that the United States may face; expects Haitian generals to leave without resisting.] Scenes shown of the American show of force off the coast, including a Navy ship stuck on a sandbar.

(Port-au-Prince: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Rita Braver) President Clinton's speech to the nation tonight on Haiti previewed. [White House press secretary Dee Dee MYERS - explains advantages of having democratic neighbors.] Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's pledge to step down at the end of his term noted.

(Port-au-Prince: Dan Rather) CBS News exclusive taped excerpt of a statement by Haitian military leader Lieutenant General Raoul Cedras introduced. [CEDRAS - reads prepared statement.]

(Port-au-Prince: Bob Simon) The history of violent transitions of power in Haiti reviewed; scenes shown of unrest in 1986 and 1987. [Haitian historian Albert MANGONES - doubts United States can prevent a recurrence of violence.] Aristide's record as president prior to his exile examined.

Braver, Rita;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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