Report 20130621A


June 21, 2013


Barack Obama (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)

No, as described in/inferred from report

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

Yes, described in/inferred from report

Joint/Coalition Mission


Details: Jordan

Article 51 Report to UN

Not applicable because no self-defense claim



Details: Deployment "to Jordan solely to participate in a training exercise"

Domestic Legal Authority

Constitution (Art. II)

Details: Deployment "directed in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, including the important national interests in supporting the security of Jordan and promoting regional stability, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive."

Claimed International Legal Basis

Consent of territorial state

Details: "At the request of the Government of Jordan"

Estimated Scope/Duration

Mission-bound but indeterminate

Details: "The detachment will remain in Jordan, in full coordination with the Government of Jordan, until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed."

Type of Enemy or Mission


Details: Training exercises

Military Activity

Air operations Use of ground forces

Details: After training exericse, "a combat-equipped detachment of approximately 700... forces remained in Jordan"; including "Patriot missile systems, fighter aircraft, and related support, command, control, and communications personnel and systems"

US Casualties Reported


Non-US Casualties Reported