The Week October 17-23

NATION

Standing Firm in Haiti

With an economic embargo imposed by the U.N. firmly in place and U.S. warships blockading the island, Washington offered the military rulers of Haiti terms for lifting sanctions. Among the demands are the retirement of army commander Lieut. General Raoul Cedras, an end to human-rights abuses and the disarming of the "attaches," a ganglike auxiliary police force that has terrorized citizens. At week's end a U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots at a merchant ship that refused to change course.

Standing Down in Somalia

The Clinton Administration reversed course in Somalia, saying it now seeks...

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