The US military has held off on doing airdrops of food and water to victims of the Haiti earthquake, fearing they could set off riots. But it now has troops in place to secure airdrop zones.
Military jets have begun delivering relief supplies as part of Haiti aid efforts in the wake of the earthquake, but it will take another week for a US Navy hospital ship to reach there. Parachute drops have been ruled out for now, for fear of riots.
But renewed dialogue with the Castro government is likely to start and end with that one issue.
Retired Friday from the Army, he wants to help the public attain a 'culture of preparedness' like that of the cold-war era.