Update on deployment of combat-equipped U.S. Armed Forces to Haiti

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Update on deployment of combat-equipped U.S. Armed Forces to Haiti communication from the President of the United States transmitting an update on the deployment of combat-equipped U.S. Armed Forces to Haiti as part of the Multinational Force (MNF)
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House document / 104th Congress, 1st session ;
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Update on deployment of combat equipped U.S. Armed Forces to Haiti
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United States -- President (1993-2001 : Clinton)
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
United States -- Congress. -- House. -- Committee on International Relations
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Armed Forces -- United States -- Haiti   ( lcsh )
Forces armées -- États-Unis -- Haïti   ( ram )
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"Referred to the Committee on International Relations."
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"September 21, 1995."

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104th Congress, 1st Session - - - House Document 104-119


UPDATE ON DEPLOYMENT OF COMBAT-EQUIPPED
U.S. ARMED FORCES TO HAITI






COMMUNICATION

FROM


THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES


TRANSMITTING


AN UPDATE ON THE
ARMED FORCES TO
FORCE (MNF)


DEPLOYMENT OF COMBAT-EQUIPPED U.S.
HAITI AS PART OF THE MULTINATIONAL


SEPTEMBER 21, 1995.-Referred to the Committee on International
Relations and ordered to be printed


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


WASHINGTON : 1995


99-011











THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, September 21, 1995.
Hon. NEWT GINGRICH,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
DEAR MR. SPEAKER: One year ago, I provided the Congress with
my initial report on the deployment of combat-equipped U.S.
Armed Forces to Haiti as part of the Multinational Force (MNF)
authorized by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution
940. I provided a follow-on report on March 21, 1995, which noted
that the U.N. Security Council had determined that a safe and se-
cure environment had been established in Haiti and that the num-
ber of U.S. forces in Haiti was being reduced in anticipation of the
transfer of its security responsibilities to the United Nations Mis-
sion in Haiti (UNMIH). I am providing this update of events in
Haiti, consistent with the War Powers Resolution, to ensure that
the Congress is kept fully informed regarding U.S. support for the
successful efforts of UNMIH to assist the Government of Haiti in
sustaining a secure and stable environment, protecting inter-
national personnel and key installations, establishing the condi-
tions for holding elections, and professionalizing its security forces.
Pursuant to U.N. Security Council Resolution 975, the U.S.-led
MNF made a smooth and successful transition to UNMIH on
March 31, 1995. The U.N. Force Commander is Major General Jo-
seph Kinzer, U.S. Army, who also serves as the commander of the
U.S. component of UNMIH. The United States has assigned 2,400
military personnel to UNMIH while 12 other countries contribute
3,600 personnel, for a total UNMIH military force of 6,000. United
States military personnel currently assigned to UNMIH are from
the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana, and asso-
ciated units.
In Resolution 1007 of July 31, 1995, the U.N. Security Council
extended UNMIH's mandate through February 1996. As partici-
pants in UNMIH, U.S. military personnel have assisted in main-
taining a secure and stable environment throughout Haiti during
the past 6 months. In carrying out this function, they have also as-
sisted the Haitian government by providing security during par-
liamentary elections on June 25, 1995, complementary elections on
August 13, 1995, and runoff elections on September 17, 1995. In
addition, they have provided logistics and transportation support
for the election effort. The Presidential election is scheduled for
late November 1995.
In addition to U.S. personnel assigned to UNMIH, 260 U.S. mili-
tary personnel are assigned to the U.S. Support Group Haiti. In ad-
dition to supporting all U.S. personnel not assigned to UNMIH, the
Support Group coordinates training exercises that involve the pro-
vision of humanitarian and civic assistance to the Haitian people.
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These personnel are under U.S. command and follow U.S. rules of
engagement.
There have been no serious security incidents or civil disturb-
ances involving attacks on or gunfire by U.S. forces since my last
report.
I have taken the measures described above in order to further
important U.S. goals and interests, including the restoration of de-
mocracy and respect for human rights in Haiti. I have ordered the
continued deployment of U.S. forces in Haiti pursuant to my con-
stitutional authority to conduct foreign relations and as Com-
mander in Chief and Chief Executive, and in accordance with var-
ious statutory authorities.
I remain committed to consulting closely with the Congress, and
I will continue to keep the Congress fully informed regarding this
important deployment of our forces.
Sincerely,
WILLIAM J. CLINTON.

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