Rumsfeld on Haiti
About 1500-2000 Marines are on their way to the Island nation, according to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Marines head to Haiti
As the initial part of a multi-national force, President Bush has ordered US Marines to the Carribean island of Haiti, after the resignation of Haitian President Aristide. The first contigent was expected to arrive the evening of February 29.
Statement on Haiti
The Defense Deptartment issued 5 reasons for sending troops to Haiti, including "Contributing to a more secure and stable environment in the Haitian capital..."