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USDNI Seeks Continued Foreign Military Presence in Haiti

While interest in MINUSTAH is waning internationally, the US Director of National Intelligence is trying to convince other countries that a continued foreign presence is necessary in Haiti, particularly with impending elections. What the New DNI Threat Assessment Says about Haiti Center for Economic and Policy Research January 29, 2014 The Office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released its “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community” [PDF] for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today. The assessment’s section on Haiti is longer this year, due to concerns that the DNI apparently has regarding what it sees as a need for an ongoing foreign military presence there, support for which is waning internationally. The assessment cites chronic factors such as poverty and “weak institutions” as reasons why foreign military intervention is still warranted: Stability in Haiti will remain […]

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