Destination Haiti

Under fire or in a friendly takeover, with Cedras in power or in exile, American troops were on their way in

NO ONE COULD ACCUSE BILL CLINTON OF FAILING TO give peace a chance. Even as American warships reached their invasion stations off the shores of Haiti, and the President faced the moment when he would have to issue the order for U.S. troops to go in shooting, a tense weekend of negotiations was devoted to the possibility that strongman Raoul Cedras and the rest of the ruling Haitian military clique had finally got the message and were ready to quit. At the 11th hour, the President proved willing to talk.

At week's end the outcome of those negotiations was still less...

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