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5419: Re: 5386. On the abolition of the army (fwd)
From: "Tom F. Driver" <email@example.com>
Nancy Laleau asked me:
> I thought what Aristide did was fire the entire army except for
> marching band... therefore he preserved the integrity of the Haitian
> constitution, but in fact, the army was gone. Am I mistaken?
My recollection (I don't have time to research it right now) is that Aristide got
rid of the officers above a certain rank, which had the effect of putting the
army out of business. Perhaps the step you are speaking of took place later.
Tom F. Driver
New York City