No Invasion -- Just Yet
U.S. Marines began rehearsing an emergency evacuation of all American citizens from Haiti, but in Washington the invasion scenarios faded -- for now. Sam Nunn, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cautioned against military action, saying Haiti, though clearly important, was not a "vital" American interest. Meanwhile, 104 human-rights monitors were expelled by Haiti's military regime for allegedly disrupting security on the island, and U.S. embassy officials investigating reports of a massacre found the remains of 12 men in shallow graves just outside Port-au-Prince.
A Pentagon investigation of the downing of two...