[House Document 113-119]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-119

 
             DEPLOYMENT OF U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL IN IRAQ

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   A LETTER INFORMING THE CONGRESS THAT APPROXIMATELY 275 U.S. ARMED 
FORCES PERSONNEL WERE DEPLOYED TO IRAQ TO SUPPORT THE SECURITY OF U.S. 
                       PERSONNEL AND THE EMBASSY




   June 17, 2014.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                         Washington, June 16, 2014.
Hon. John Boehner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: Starting on June 15, 2014, up to 
approximately 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel are deploying to 
Iraq to provide support and security for U.S, personnel and the 
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. This force is deploying for the 
purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property, if necessary, 
and is equipped for combat. This force will remain in Iraq 
until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer 
needed.
    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.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.