U.S. aid arrives in Haiti, but obstacles abound

A U.S. aircraft carrier has arrived in Haiti Friday carrying helicopters and relief supplies for the victims of Tuesday's massive earthquake.

Members of the 79th Rescue Squadron from Arizona joined other American troops at the Port-au-Prince airport to drop off desperately needed supplies.

However, planes loaded with tons of food and water are being delayed for hours because the airport sustained heavy damage, the roads are blocked, and Haiti's main shipping port was destroyed.

The desperation on the streets of the Haitian capital has been compounded by rising security concerns, which include looting, the presence of thousands of inmates from a collapsed prison, and no police force in sight.

More U.S. soldiers and Marines, numbering about 5,500, will arrive in Haiti Monday to provide additional security.

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