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By New York Times News Service | June 15, 1994
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- In a sign of a growing rift between Haiti's top military leaders, the brother of the country's police chief hinted yesterday that the chief was willing to step down and called on the army leader to resign as well to prevent an invasion by the United States.In a radio interview, Evans Francois, a Haitian diplomat who is the brother of the widely feared police chief, Col. Joseph Michel Francois, said that his brother was "willing to make the necessary concessions."Mr.
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By David Rieff | April 30, 1993
THE Clinton administration is considering limited bombing raids on Serb positions in Bosnia and lifting the arms embargo against the Bosnian government.However welcome and even long overdue such actions may be, if the goal is to stop the genocide of the Muslims, neither step will be sufficient.There appears to be a consensus in Washington that full-scale military intervention, including ground troops, is the one thing that must be avoided at all costs. But such a commitment is also the one thing that is likely to make a real difference.
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June 20, 2014
While there may be hard choices in Iraq, military intervention in that nation is not warranted considering the role that Iran has played in supporting the government of Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki ( "Hard choice in Iraq," June 16). Certainly, the international community including the U.S. has made tragic mistakes in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, but only minimal diplomatic intervention for the time being should be considered. The obvious solution at the present is to withdraw from the now escalating war between Shiites and Sunnis, particularly in light of the more radical elements gaining control.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Kweisi Mfume of Baltimore declared yesterday that President Clinton's threat to send U.S. troops to Haiti "should have been there all along," given the violence being inflicted by that nation's military rulers.Charging that Haitians are "being hacked to death and fed to animals" while the United States futilely calls for change, Mr. Mfume, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, was among several members of Maryland's delegation who applauded Mr. Clinton's newly hardened stance.
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By ROGER SIMON | September 18, 1994
WASHINGTON -- While some politicians stake out a position and defend it, other politicians stake out several positions so they never have to defend anything.If there is an invasion of Haiti and it goes well, Kweisi Mfume will be able to say he was for it.But if there is an invasion of Haiti and it goes poorly, Kweisi Mfume will be able to say he never was for it.That's the advantage of being multi-faceted.I have put together a list of Mfume's twists, turns, and leaps over the last 11 months:Oct.
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August 25, 1993
The four young Foreign Service officers who have resigned to protest U.S. policy in Bosnia acted in the finest tradition of their calling. They might have been better advised, however, to ask for transfer to the Somalia desk where a sobering experience would have awaited them on the pitfalls of U.S. intervention in conflicts overseas -- especially conflicts involving peoples and cultures only dimly understood and not adaptable to the prompt, casualty-free solutions...
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By JOHN M. McCLINTOCK and JOHN M. McCLINTOCK,John McClintock is The Sun's Mexico City correspondent | October 6, 1991
Mexico City. -- Last week's overthrow of Haiti's first democratically elected president may for the first time spark joint military action by the Organization of American States (OAS).If so, the action to reinstall President Jean-Bertrand Aristide would mark a turning point for a 43-year-old organization that has been little more than an obscure debating society long dominated by the United States.The OAS early Thursday voted to send its secretary general and representatives of eight countries to read the riot act to the military junta in Port-au-Prince.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | September 28, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The United States will begin sending about 600 military trainers and engineers to Haiti on Thursday as part of a United Nations-backed plan to stabilize the country and restore its exiled president, administration officials said.A U.S. Navy ship is scheduled to depart Norfolk, Va., Thursday with about 250 military specialists and tons of construction equipment aboard, then pick up scores of Navy engineers in Puerto Rico before arriving in Port-au-Prince Oct. 10, the officials said.
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September 11, 2013
The Obama administration has decided to strike at the Assad regime in Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons in a civil war that has already killed about 100,000 people and sent millions of refugees into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq (" The decisive moment," Sept. 9). As yet unclear is when the attack will be launched or what form it will take. The administration has been talking about air strikes while Secretary of State John Kerry, waffle iron at the ready, has hinted at the use of ground forces.
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March 5, 2014
Russia's incursion into Ukraine has created a mess, and hopefully America will stay out of it ( "Containing Putin," March 3). Let NATO, the United Nations and the European Union work things out, though military action by any of them is unlikely. In fact, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Gen. Philip Breedlove, told reporters that the alliance "had no military plans to support Ukraine if it were attacked. " On Friday, President Obama said the U.S. "will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.
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