President Martelly has named a number of former military people to coordinate the revival of Haiti’s Forces Armees d’Haiti, illegally disbanded by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1994 when he was returned to power. It has remained as a legal entity, protected by the Haitian Constitution, but has effectively been non-existent.
This is about to change with possible assistance from the American, French and Canadian governments, plus some others from the OAS.
Romeo Halloun, an former-American soldier, is a key to the revival. From 1991- 1994 he acted as General Raoul Cedras’ security chief and personally created a special strike force known as the Ninjas.