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Haiti relief: On board the USS Carl Vinson

American relief operations in Haiti are being directed from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, also doubling as a hospital.

Eleven thousand American soldiers are now playing an active role in the relief effort in Haiti, according to the White House. It represents a huge and swift build-up of forces for a nation already fighting two wars.

Steve Kingstone reports from on board the ship.


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