Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Who's in Haiti right now? From a private security source...


Haiti--I recently received some of this via my email account from an old source. Most of it is probably already online, but it's a good condensation. Also, private security are streaming into Haiti as expected (see link).


Part I:

EUROPEAN UNION (NATO):

MARINE MILITARE ITALIA AIRCRAFT CARRIER (MMI CAVOUR)[En-route]

FRENCH MARINE NATIONALE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (SIROCO)
FRENCH MARINE NATIONALE BATRAL (FRANCIS GARNIER)

CANADIAN NAVY DESTROYER (HMCS ATHABASKAN)
CANADIAN NAVY FRIGATE (HMCS HALIFAX)

ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY SPECIAL MISSON SHIP (HNLMS PELIKAAN)

NAVAL ARMADA DE SPAIN DOCK LANDING SHIP (SNS CASTILLE)[En-route]

(NEW ITALIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER COMMISSIONED 2008///OPERATIONAL 2009)


Part II:


OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE

Commander, LT GEN Keen (US SOUTHERN COMMAND, MIAMI - http://www.southcom.mil)

US COAST GUARD CUTTER USCGC VALIANT
US COAST GUARD CUTTER USCGC MOHAWK
US COAST GUARD CUTTER USCGC TOMAHAW
US COAST GUARD CUTTER USCGC FORWARD

US ARMY 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION (2ND BCT) 1ST BATTALION (Haiti) [Presidential Palace/General Hospital/Other]
US ARMY 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION (2ND BCT) 2ND/3RD/4TH BATTALIONS (En-route to Haiti)

US MARINE CORPS 22nd MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT (MEU) [Port au Prince Seaport/Other]

US AIR FORCE [Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP)]

US NAVY CARRIER STRIKE GROUP CSG (USS VINSON AIRCRAFT CARRIER)
US NAVY EXPEDITIONARY STRIKE GROUP ESG (USS BATAAN AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP)
US NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP (USS COMFORT)
US NAVY GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (USS HIGGINS)
US NAVY GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER (USS NORMANDY)
US NAVY GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE (USS UNDERWOOD)
US NAVY DOCK LANDING SHIP (USS FORT MCHENRY)
US NAVY DOCK LANDING SHIP (USS CARTER HALL)
US NAVY DOCK LANDING SHIP (USS GUNSTON HALL)
US NAVY SALVAGE SHIP (USNS GRASP)

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OFFICIAL MILITARY DEPLOYMENTS (unit rescue teams of various nations not listed)

UNITED NATIONS STABILIZATION MISSION IN HAITI (MINUSTAH)

FRENCH MARINE NATIONALE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (SIROCO)
FRENCH MARINE NATIONALE BATRAL (FRANCIS GARNIER)

CANADIAN NAVY DESTROYER (HMCS ATHABASKAN)
CANADIAN NAVY FRIGATE (HMCS HALIFAX)

NAVAL ARMADA DE MEXICO AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP (ARM PAPALOAPAN)
NAVAL ARMADA DE MEXICO HOSPITAL SHIP (ARM HUASTECO)

NAVAL ARMADA DE VENEZUELA (UKNOWN NAME)
NAVAL ARMADA DE VENEZUELA (UKNOWN NAME)

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82nd AIR DIV Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) (http://www.bragg.army.mil/82dv/):
1st BCT (IRAQ/AFGHAN)
2nd BCT (GLOBAL RESPONSE FORCE)(1st Battalion in Haiti. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Battalions en-route to Haiti)
3rd BCT (IRAQ/AFGHAN)
4th BCT (IRAQ/AFGHAN)

Corps
Division (4 x Brigades): 15000 soldiers
Brigade (4 x Battalions): 5000 soldiers
Battalion (4 x Companys): 1000 soldiers
Company (4 x Platoons): 200 soldiers
Platoon: 40 soldiers


After the failure of Katrina, you'd want to call it " OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE" too. What I'd like to know is why Doctors Without Borders' planes are being turned away at the Port Au Prince airport, not being allowed to land. At least that's the word going around now.