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Haiti / United States Policy #601830

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 1994
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Andrea Mitchell) President Clinton's last-minute decision to send former President Jimmy Carter, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell and Senator Sam Nunn for more talks with the Haitian leaders, led by General Raoul Cedras examined. [National Security Adviser Anthony LAKE, special envoy to Haiti William GRAY - cite the purpose of the trip to Haiti.] [Today, NUNN - expresses reservations about an invasion.] [CLINTON - addresses the international coalition.] [Exiled President Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE - speaks against violence in Haiti.] Clinton shown with international leaders offering support. [Former President George BUSH - opposes invasion.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince: Jim Maceda) The reaction in Haiti to the latest moves in this crisis featured. [US ambassador to Haiti William SWING - suggests the leaders leave peacefully.] [US embassy spokesman Stanley SCHRAGER, American businesswoman Liz Bailor ZHOE - wonder what will happen.] [Lawyer Mireille Durocher BERTIN - says Aristide is the real dictator.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; White House: Andrea Mitchell; Port-au-Prince: Jim Maceda) The fixed warning to be given to Haiti's military rulers and their likely reaction to this diplomatic overture discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Ed Rabel) The military battle plan for an invasion of Haiti reviewed; how the special forces would be used detailed; maps shown. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - cites the reasons for using "overwhelming force;" anticipates casualties.] The US casualties in similar military operations in Grenada, Panama and Somalia noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Rabel, Ed

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