Report 20121229A


December 29, 2012


Barack Obama (First Term)


Central African Republic Chad

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: "to support the evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel and U.S. citizens from the Central African Republic"

Domestic Legal Authority

Constitution (Art. II)

Details: "This action has been directed consistent with my responsibility to protect U.S. citizens both at home and abroad, and in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, 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: Evacuation from Bangui and deployment of stand-by response and evacuation force to Chad conducted on December 27, 2012

Type of Enemy or Mission

Rescue/Evacuation of nationals

Details: Evacuation of embassy personnel and private U.S. citizens

Military Activity

Use of ground forces

Details: "a stand-by response and evacuation force of approximately 50 U.S. military personnel from U.S. Africa Command deployed to Chad"

US Casualties Reported


Non-US Casualties Reported