H. Doc. 113-149: Notification of Further Targeted Airstrikes in Iraq, Communication from the President of the United States, Transmitting a Notification of Further Targeted Airstrikes to Recapture the Mosul Dam, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 8, 2014   [open pdf - 225KB]

This is the September 8, 2014 communication from the President of the United States on "Notification of Further Targeted Airstrikes in Iraq" to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John A. Boehner. From the document: "On August 14, 2014, I authorized the U.S. Armed Forces to conduct targeted airstrikes to support operations by Iraqi forces to recapture the Mosul Dam. These military operations will be limited in their scope and duration as necessary to support the Iraqi forces in their efforts to retake and establish control of this critical infrastructure site, as part of their ongoing campaign against the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The failure of the Mosul Dam could threaten the lives of large numbers of civilians, endanger U.S. personnel and facilities, including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and prevent the Iraqi government from providing critical services to the Iraqi populace. Pursuant to this authorization, on the evening of August 15, 2014, U.S. military forces commenced targeted airstrike operations in Iraq."

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