10,000 U.S. Troops for Haiti

The United States appears to be making good on President Obama’s promise to do as much as possible to help Haiti: 10,000 American troops will be in Haiti or off its shore by Monday, according to the Associated Press. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen said the primary mission is to distribute aid as quickly as possible, though President Obama has also promised a long-term commitment to help rebuild the country.