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World IN BRIEF : HAITI : 600 U.S. Specialists to Assist Democracy

September 28, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The United States will send about 600 military construction and civil affairs specialists to Haiti beginning this week as part of a U.N. plan to restore democracy, Clinton Administration officials said. The first U.S. Navy vessel with about 250 linguists, medical specialists and military trainers will leave Thursday from Norfolk, Va., en route to the troubled nation, a Pentagon official said, adding that the program will be conducted with permission.

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