Report 20060718A


July 18, 2006


George W. Bush (Second 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, stated or used terms in statute

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

No, as described in/inferred from report

Joint/Coalition Mission


Article 51 Report to UN

Not applicable because no self-defense claim



Details: "assist in planning and conducting the departure from Lebanon of U.S. Embassy personnel and citizens and designated third country personnel;" "transported U.S. citizens from Beirut to Cyprus;" "continue to provide support to the Embassy, including for the departure of additional personnel from Lebanon."

Domestic Legal Authority

Constitution (Art. II)

Details: "I have taken this action 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: "United States forces will redeploy as soon as it is determined that the threat to U.S. citizens and property has ended and the departure of any persons, as necessary, is completed."

Type of Enemy or Mission

Rescue/Evacuation of nationals

Details: "Hostilities involving Israeli military forces and Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon"

Military Activity

Air operations

Details: "combat-equipped helicopters delivered to U.S. Embassy, Beirut, a contingent of U.S. military personnel who will assist in" evacuation efforts

US Casualties Reported


Non-US Casualties Reported