Report 19940801A


August 01, 1994


Bill Clinton (First Term)



Was 4(a)(1) Triggered? (Hostilities/Imminent Hostilities)

No, as described in/inferred 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: "Other forces from Australia and the United Kingdom are committed to this effort in Kigali as well."

Article 51 Report to UN

Not applicable because no self-defense claim



Details: "establish and operate a logistics base to support UNHCR humanitarian relief operations"; "open a logistic coordination center for receiving and distributing relief supplies, provide airfield services and cargo handling, and provide security for the airport at Kigali"

Domestic Legal Authority

Constitution (Art. II)

Details: "I have taken these actions pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct our foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive."

Claimed International Legal Basis

UN Security Council authorization

Details: UNSCRs 929, 925, 918

Estimated Scope/Duration

Mission-bound but indeterminate

Details: "United States Armed Forces will remain in Rwanda only as long as necessary to assist the UNHCR in establishing an effective distribution mechanism for humanitarian relief support to the Rwandan people. While it is not possible to estimate precisely how long it will take to satisfy this requirement, we believe that prolonged operations will not be necessary."

Type of Enemy or Mission


Details: Humanitarian relief

Military Activity

Use of ground forces

Details: Deployment of "a contingent of U.S. forces, numbering approximately 200, to the airport at Kigali."

US Casualties Reported


Non-US Casualties Reported