Obama allows callup of military reserves for Haiti relief
President Obama has authorized the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security to call up certain members of the military's reserves to support earthquake relief and recovery operations in Haiti.
Obama signed an executive order Saturday that allows the callup of reserve medical personnel and a Coast Guard unit that will help provide port security.
The White House, in announcing the order Sunday, said that such authority will be used on a limited basis. It did not provide the names of units or the numbers of troops facing callup.
January 17, 2010; 4:52 PM ET
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