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The US is down to 500 troops in Haiti…….

As the US winds down…..The UN and other nations pick up the slack…..

I did mention that the US would have troops in this country for a long time…..

The plan still is the US to lend military support for certain civilian missions…..but nevertheless …..

US Military units will be on hand for along time

Hopefully the other nations of the world can help those country rebuild its infrastructure more sturdily…..

Most U.S. troops deployed to Haiti since January’s catastrophic earthquake were set to pull out Tuesday, leaving United Nations forces and civilian aid organizations to help rebuild the battered island nation.

The June 1 departure, which was agreed upon months ago by the U.S. and Haitian governments, was a sign the country has “reached a basic level of sustainment,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told The Wall Street Journal.

“The military played an essential short-term role, but now this is getting back to where the focus is on development, and that expertise rests in the civilian sector,” Crowley said.

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June 2, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Haiti, Health, Home, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | ,

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