Eyewitness to Chaos: Personal Accounts of the Intervention in Haiti, 1994
Public lecture and book signing by Walter Kretchik
In September 1994, a large US invasion force converged on Haiti. Years of diplomatic efforts, secret government planning and military rehearsals on the parts of the United States and the United Nations had failed to restore to office Haiti's democratically elected, junta-deposed president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and now invasion was imminent. Poised for action and mere minutes from striking, President Bill Clinton stunned military commanders when he announced a drastic change of plan: a peaceful cooperation with an illegal government.
In his presentation, Walter E. Kretchik will retell the experience of this unprecedented and convuluted operation through the voices of his participants.
Thursday, February 23 at 7:00pm
Sixth Floor Atrium, Central Library
702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, Tx