[House Document 112-141]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



112th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 112-141


 
         ADDITIONAL SECURITY FORCES FOR U.S. PERSONNEL IN LIBYA

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                  THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION OF ADDITIONAL SECURITY FORCES FOR THE PROTECTION OF U.S. 
           PERSONNEL IN LIBYA, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1543(a)






 September 18, 2012.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                    Washington, September 14, 2012.
Hon. John Boehner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: On September 12, 2012, in response to an 
attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, that killed 
four U.S. citizens, including U.S. Ambassador John Christopher 
Stevens, a security force from the U.S. Africa Command deployed 
to Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in Libya. 
Further, on September 13, an additional security force arrived 
in Yemen in response to security threats there.
    Although these security forces are equipped for combat, 
these movements have been undertaken solely for the purpose of 
protecting American citizens and property. These security 
forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security 
situation becomes such that they are no longer needed.
    These actions have 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.
                                                 Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.