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Deputy Secretary Of State Says Departing Haiti Envoy Wanted To Send In U.S. Troops

Image taken from a July 26, 2021, video footage run by Phoenix TV via AP Video, when U.S. deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman looks up before talks with Chinese officials at the Tianjin Binhai No. 1 Hotel in the Tianjin municipality in China.
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In this image taken from a July 26, 2021, video footage run by Phoenix TV via AP Video, U.S. deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman looks up before talks with Chinese officials at the Tianjin Binhai No. 1 Hotel in the Tianjin municipality in China. China came out swinging at high-level face-to-face talks with the United States on Monday, blaming the U.S. for a “stalemate” in bilateral relations and calling on America to change “its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy.” (Phoenix TV via AP Video)

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Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman pushed back Thursday against scathing criticism from Daniel Foote, the administration’s special envoy for Haiti who resigned this week, saying that she disagreed with his proposal to send U.S. troops to the country, calling it “a bad idea.”

Foote resigned after two months on the job and in his resignation letter cited “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. Southern border.

In an interview with McClatchy, Sherman said that policy disagreements with Foote persisted throughout his tenure and that a central dispute was whether to send U.S. military troops into Haiti after the July 7 assassination of its president and a devastating earthquake.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.