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Haiti / United States Invasion #601797

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 14, 1994
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(Kansas City, Missouri: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Andrea Mitchell) President Clinton's decision to push for a military assault against the military dictators in Haiti and the political battle over invasion plans featured. [Deputy Secretary of State Strobe TALBOTT - says they are going soon.] [Senator John GLENN, Representative Bill RICHARDSON, Senators John McCAIN, William COHEN - question an invasion.] [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - says occupation, not invasion, is the difficult part.]

(Kansas City, Missouri: Tom Brokaw) Opposition of Roman Catholic bishops to the use of force against Haiti noted.

(Pentagon: Ed Rabel) The Pentagon operation to move the military to Haiti featured; scenes shown of the USS Eisenhower and of planes. [Business Executives for National Security Robert GASKIN - comments.] The debate over the strategy of leaking information about a military action and the extent of military readiness noted. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says there is no deadline.]

(Kansas City, Missouri: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Haiti: Rick Davis) The role of the Haitian army in inspiring fear and terror in Haiti examined; scenes shown of United States ships off the Haitian coast and of the Haitian military's equipment and soldiers. [US embassy spokesman Stanley SCHRAGER - says the Haitians are poorly trained.] [Haitian MAN - says he is ready for war.] Reports that military leader Raoul Cedras is preparing to leave noted.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Rabel, Ed
Duration:
00:06:20

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