Report 20010924A


September 24, 2001


George W. Bush (First Term)


Central and Pacific Command

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

No, as described in/inferred from report

Was 4(a)(2) Triggered? (Combat- Equipped Introduction)

Yes, stated or used terms in statute

Was 4(a)(3) Triggered? (Substantial Enlargement)

Insufficient information to infer from report

Joint/Coalition Mission


Article 51 Report to UN

Not applicable because no self-defense claim


Respond to threat

Details: "In response to [the 9/11] attacks on our territory, our citizens, and our way of life, I ordered the deployment of various combat-equipped and combat support forces to a number of foreign nations in the Central and Pacific Command areas of operations"; "to prevent and deter terrorism"

Domestic Legal Authority

Constitution (Art. II)

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

Claimed International Legal Basis


Estimated Scope/Duration

Mission-bound but indeterminate

Details: "It is not now possible to predict the scope and duration of these deployments, and the actions necessary to counter the terrorist threat to the United States. It is likely that the American campaign against terrorism will be a lengthy one."

Type of Enemy or Mission

Non-state actor

Details: "the terrorist threat to the United States"

Military Activity


Details: "deployment of various combat-equipped and combat support forces to a number of foreign nations"

US Casualties Reported


Non-US Casualties Reported