Road to Haiti

With Clinton's blessing, Carter cuts a deal with the junta, avoiding an invasion and much bloodshed. Now the problem will be getting out

The U.S. special forces troops removed their helmets and flak jackets to show they were not in combat mode but were officially cooperating with the Haitian army. Even so, Haitian officers watched sullenly in the compound of Camp d'Application last week as the Americans dismantled Haiti's only arsenal of heavy weapons. Church bells joyfully tolled noon as U.S. vehicles towed the few Haitian armored cars and artillery pieces through the camp's wide iron gates, past a mural proclaiming HONNEUR, DISCIPLINE, COMPETENCE. Along the road leading to Port-au-Prince, a crowd of civilians applauded and cheered.

Camp d'Application is the Haitian army's training...

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