military-vessels-at-sea.jpgYesterday the U.S. military began a massive relief effort in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a devastating 7.0-magnitute earthquake struck Tuesday.

Two C-130 transport planes flew in with military engineers and communications specialists. Restoring communications is vitally important for aid groups to coordinate relief efforts.

A Coast Guard cutter arrived, while an aircraft carrier – the USS Carl Vinson – is expected to arrive by Friday. As many as 5,500 U.S. troops are expected within days.

A Coast Guard helicopter had already MedEvaced four badly injured Americans to Guantanamo, Cuba, CBS News correspondent David Martin reported yesterday.

(Continue reading at CBS News)

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