Report 19831025A


October 25, 1983


Ronald 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

Joint/Coalition Mission


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 Authority

Constitution (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 Basis


Estimated Scope/Duration

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 Mission


Details: Assistance to stabilize Grenada

Military Activity

Air 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