Sunday, February 29, 2004

Ja: US troops may be Haiti bound

THE UNITED States is considering sending a three-ship group carrying U.S. marines to Haiti, headed by the helicopter carrier USS Saipan, as the Pentagon weighs a range of options for addressing the crisis, defence officials said yesterday.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said no deployment orders had been issued to send the Saipan group to Haiti from Norfolk, Virginia, but said it was one of the options currently under review.

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