One More Show Of Force

The U.S. military returns to Haiti to try to stop the violence. But what's America's exit strategy for this latest conflict?

Before the U.S. could begin to help Haiti rebuild its ravaged democracy last week, it first had to remove a raving demagogue. Not President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who had already resigned on Feb. 29 and flown to asylum in Africa. Now the headache was Guy Philippe, whose rebel army had forced Aristide out--and whose triumphant entry into the capital, Port-au-Prince, lavishly upstaged the simultaneous arrival of hundreds of U.S. Marines. After sweeping the city of Aristide's armed gangs, the baby-faced Philippe, 36, declared himself Haiti's new "commander in chief," despite the fact that Haiti's army was disbanded a decade ago. "The country,"...

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