October 25, 1983
AdministrationRonald Reagan (First Term)
Was 4(a)(1) Triggered? (Hostilities/Imminent Hostilities)
Insufficient information to infer from report
Was 4(a)(2) Triggered? (Combat- Equipped Introduction)
Yes, described in/inferred from report
Was 4(a)(3) Triggered? (Substantial Enlargement)
No, as described in/inferred from report
Details: "Member States of the OECS [Organization of Eastern Caribbean States] along with Jamaica and Barbados"
Article 51 Report to UN
Not applicable because no self-defense claim
Details: "[O]ur objectives... are to join the OECS collective security forces in assisting the restoration of conditions of law and order and of governmental institutions to the island of Grenada, and to facilitate the protection and evacuation of United States citizens."
Domestic Legal AuthorityConstitution (Art. II)
Details: "This deployment of United States Armed Forces is being undertaken pursuant to my constitutional authority with respect to the conduct of foreign relations and as Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces."
Claimed International Legal BasisUnknown
Mission-bound but indeterminate
Details: "it is not possible at this time to predict the duration of the temporary presence of United States Armed Forces in Grenada...Our forces will remain only so long as their presence is required."
Type of Enemy or MissionOther
Details: Assistance to stabilize Grenada
Military ActivityAir operations Use of naval forces/vessels Use of ground forces
Details: Deployment of "approximately 1,900 United States Army and United States Marine Corps personnel ... supported by elements of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force"
US Casualties Reported
Non-US Casualties Reported