House Document 113-138: A Letter on U.S. Armed Forces in Libya, Communication from the President of the United States, Transmitting A Report on Armed Forces Support to the Security of the U.S. Personnel in Libya, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 28, 2014   [open pdf - 225KB]

This is the July 28, 2014 communication titled, "A Letter on U.S. Armed Forces in Libya," from the President of the United States to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John A. Boehner. From the letter: " As I most recently reported on June 12, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have been in Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in that country. During the period July 25-- 26, due to ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, embassy personnel and the U.S. forces supporting their security were temporarily relocated outside Libya. The U.S. forces departed Libya, via Tunisia, for U.S. bases in Europe. To support the safe departure of the embassy staff from Libya over land through Tunisia, U.S. military aircraft and additional military personnel entered Libya and Tunisia; those forces have also returned to bases in Europe. 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. I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93--148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions."

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