By Mark Memmott

While the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says 9,000 to 10,000 American military personnel will be in Haiti by Monday to help distribute aid and maintain order, the Associated Press reports from Port-au-Prince that today "looters roamed downtown streets, young men and boys with machetes."

"They are scavenging everything. What can you do?" Michel Legros, 53, told the wire service as he waited for help outside his crumpled home.

The U.S. troop forecast was given by Adm. Mike Mullen at the Pentagon earlier this morning.

For more of NPR's coverage of the crisis in Haiti, click here.

categories: Accidents and Disasters, Foreign News

11:05 - January 15, 2010