HAITI: The Marines Are Back

U.S. Marine Colonel Robert Debs Heinl Jr. impatiently waved his heavy swagger stick one day last week as Haitian troops dashed across a drill field in Port-au-Prince and hit the dirt in platoon combat formation. "That looked like hell," grumped Heinl, "but when we can't find any mistakes, the time will have come for us to leave." In the sprawling headquarters of the International Cooperation Administration in downtown Port-au-Prince, ICA Director for Latin America Rollin Atwood wound up a rigid, five-day inspection and said: "From a year ago, Haiti has made tremendous progress."

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