Operation Uphold Democracy

1994 a military intervention

Operation Uphold Democracy was a military operation in Haiti. It was led by the United States, with help from Argentina and Poland. It lasted from 19 September 1994, to 31 March 1995.

Operation Uphold Democracy

Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry, 10th Mountain Division securing Port-au-Prince Airport on the first day of Operation Uphold Democracy.
Date19 September 1994 – 31 March 1995
Result American victory. Reinstatement of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as President of Haiti
 United States
Commanders and leaders
United States Bill Clinton
George Fisher
Slawomir Petelicki
Enrique Molina Pico
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Haiti Raoul Cédras
Émile Jonassaint
Casualties and losses
1 killed several hundred

In 1991, the Haitian army overthrew Haiti's legally elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and created a new military government. The goal of Operation Uphold Democracy was to remove this military government and bring President Aristide back to power. The operation was protected and supported by the United Nations through Security Council Resolution 940, passed on 31 July 1994.

Operation Uphold Democracy was successful, bringing President Aristide back into control of the Haitian government.[1]


  1. "Carrier Group Two". Military. GlobalSecurity.org. 26 April 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2010.