Operation Uphold Democracy facts for kids
|Operation Uphold Democracy|
Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry, 10th Mountain Division securing Port-au-Prince Airport on the first day of Operation Uphold Democracy.
| United States
|Commanders and leaders|
| Bill Clinton
Enrique Molina Pico
| Raoul Cédras
|Casualties and losses|
|1 killed||several hundred|
In 1991, the Haitian army overthrew Haiti's legally elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and created a new military government. The goal of Operation Uphold Democracy was to remove this military government and bring President Aristide back to power. The operation was protected and supported by the United Nations through Security Council Resolution 940, passed on 31 July 1994.
Operation Uphold Democracy was successful, bringing President Aristide back into control of the Haitian government.
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