Haiti Occupation US Troops 1994

American soldiers guard the front gate of the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1994, as Haitian soldiers rehearsed in the background for ceremonies Friday marking Haitian Army Day. President Jean-Bertrand Aristide picked his own man on Thursday to command Haitian troops, attempting to break a sad cycle of national history and to subordinate the soldiers to civilian rule.