1. It is a direct request of the Haitian people who are increasingly concerned by the track record UN’s peacekeeping mission in Haiti which has been involved in scandal after scandal, including the introduction of cholera, the murder of a young man in the camps, sex scandals and corruption, as well as most recently the documented rape of a young Haitian man for more see:
2. Haiti is a sovereign country with real needs to protect its borders from drug trafficking and gangs;
3. The police are overwhelmed and need to primarily focus upon domestic issues; and,
4. In all countries, the military helps maintain infrastructure and helps with disaster and emergency response. Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake and had to rely upon the US military for stabilization, rescue and recovery. Our airports and ports were under the control of the US military. Should the Haitian government not be able to respond to these types of crisis themselves? We should have to wait for the US military to arrive? The people are demanding protection and security. President Martelly is planning a modern, efficient and professional army that is being developing in concert with international partners.