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June 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
The commander of U.N. troops in Rwanda appealed to the United States on Wednesday to send armored personnel carriers and other equipment to help evacuate thousands of refugees. A U.S. official said later in Washington that the commander will get about 50 vehicles and that arrangements are being worked out. The commander, Brig. Gen. Romeo Dallaire of Canada, also said that a U.N.
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August 3, 1994 | BOB DROGIN and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Schroeder, a ramrod-straight soldier with a closely shaved head and a razor-sharp manner, paused only once in his rapid-fire answers to a gaggle of reporters at a recent briefing here. Schroeder, head of the task force running Operation Support Hope, the U.S. attempt to alleviate the suffering of more than 1 million Rwandan refugees, said he was considering using an American truck company to transport food and refugees in Rwanda.
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August 2, 1994 | from Reuters
Defense Secretary William J. Perry said Monday on his return from Africa that he is more hopeful about an international effort to save millions of Rwandan refugees and that only 3,000 U.S. troops will be needed to support the humanitarian operation. The troop estimate, given to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, was lower than the 4,000 Americans that he earlier predicted would be stationed near Rwanda by the end of this week.
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August 2, 1994 | from Reuters
Defense Secretary William J. Perry said Monday on his return from Africa that he is more hopeful about an international effort to save millions of Rwandan refugees and that only 3,000 U.S. troops will be needed to support the humanitarian operation. The troop estimate, given to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, was lower than the 4,000 Americans that he earlier predicted would be stationed near Rwanda by the end of this week.
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July 30, 1994 | DAVID LAUTER and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton ordered 200 U.S. troops to Rwanda on Friday to reopen the airport in Kigali, the nation's capital. Officials insisted that American forces will be used solely for humanitarian aid and will not be drawn into peacekeeping operations. "The United States must do more," Clinton said at a White House news conference earlier in the day.
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July 30, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The massive humanitarian relief operation that President Clinton has ordered for the Central African country of Rwanda is presenting the military with one of its most daunting logistic challenges in recent memory, Pentagon officials said Friday. The sheer physical task of moving thousands of tons of desperately needed food, medicine and other supplies goes beyond anything American forces faced in Somalia or Saudi Arabia. To get aid to landlocked Rwanda, U.S.
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July 25, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Air Force planes dropped about seven tons of emergency food for Rwandan refugees here Sunday, but the first direct American aid was barely a drop in the ocean of desperate humanity that has engulfed the region. The airdrop was also a near-disaster. Only eight of the 24 promised pallets parachuted down from cloudy gray skies, and they crash-landed in a hamlet up to a mile from the designated drop zone--a grassy runway on a coffee plantation outside one of the largest refugee encampments.
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August 3, 1994 | BOB DROGIN and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Schroeder, a ramrod-straight soldier with a closely shaved head and a razor-sharp manner, paused only once in his rapid-fire answers to a gaggle of reporters at a recent briefing here. Schroeder, head of the task force running Operation Support Hope, the U.S. attempt to alleviate the suffering of more than 1 million Rwandan refugees, said he was considering using an American truck company to transport food and refugees in Rwanda.
NEWS
August 1, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary William J. Perry said after an inspection here Sunday that U.S. soldiers may be deployed for "a year or longer" to help more than 1 million Rwandan refugees facing death and disease in nightmarish camps along the Zairian border. Perry said that the 1,000 Americans now deployed in Zaire, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda as part of Operation Support Hope are on "a humanitarian mission" to alleviate the suffering of the refugees and to help them return home.
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August 1, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary William J. Perry said after an inspection here Sunday that U.S. soldiers may be deployed for "a year or longer" to help more than 1 million Rwandan refugees facing death and disease in nightmarish camps along the Zairian border. Perry said that the 1,000 Americans now deployed in Zaire, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda as part of Operation Support Hope are on "a humanitarian mission" to alleviate the suffering of the refugees and to help them return home.
NEWS
July 30, 1994 | DAVID LAUTER and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton ordered 200 U.S. troops to Rwanda on Friday to reopen the airport in Kigali, the nation's capital. Officials insisted that American forces will be used solely for humanitarian aid and will not be drawn into peacekeeping operations. "The United States must do more," Clinton said at a White House news conference earlier in the day.
NEWS
July 30, 1994 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The massive humanitarian relief operation that President Clinton has ordered for the Central African country of Rwanda is presenting the military with one of its most daunting logistic challenges in recent memory, Pentagon officials said Friday. The sheer physical task of moving thousands of tons of desperately needed food, medicine and other supplies goes beyond anything American forces faced in Somalia or Saudi Arabia. To get aid to landlocked Rwanda, U.S.
NEWS
July 25, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Air Force planes dropped about seven tons of emergency food for Rwandan refugees here Sunday, but the first direct American aid was barely a drop in the ocean of desperate humanity that has engulfed the region. The airdrop was also a near-disaster. Only eight of the 24 promised pallets parachuted down from cloudy gray skies, and they crash-landed in a hamlet up to a mile from the designated drop zone--a grassy runway on a coffee plantation outside one of the largest refugee encampments.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
The commander of U.N. troops in Rwanda appealed to the United States on Wednesday to send armored personnel carriers and other equipment to help evacuate thousands of refugees. A U.S. official said later in Washington that the commander will get about 50 vehicles and that arrangements are being worked out. The commander, Brig. Gen. Romeo Dallaire of Canada, also said that a U.N.
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