S.J.Res. 166 (98th): Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution

Sep 20, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 364 (same title)
Passed House — Sep 28, 1983

S.J.Res. 159 (same title)
Signed by the President — Oct 12, 1983

Howard Baker Jr.
Senator from Tennessee
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 364 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 28, 1983

S.J.Res. 159 (Related)
Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution

Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1983


This resolution was introduced on September 23, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 20, 1983
Referred to Committee Sep 20, 1983
Reported by Committee Sep 23, 1983
Full Title

A joint resolution providing statutory authorization under the War Powers Resolution for continued United States participation in the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon in order to obtain withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon.


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Multinational Force in Lebanon Resolution - Authorizes the President, for purposes of the War Powers Resolution, to continue the participation by U.S. armed forces in the Multinational Force in Lebanon, subject to specified conditions.
States that such conditions will not preclude such protective measures as are necessary to ensure the safety of such Multinational Force in Lebanon. Requires the President to report to Congress, at least every six months, with respect to the situation in Lebanon. Requires specified information to be included in such reports.
Declares the participation of the armed forces of other countries in the Multinational Force in Lebanon to be essential.
States Congress' belief that U.S. policy should promote Israeli, Syrian, and Lebanese discussions aimed at the withdrawal of foreign troops from Lebanon and the establishment of conditions that will permit the Lebanese armed forces to carry out their responsibilities in the Beirut area.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should discuss with members of the U.N. Security Council the establishment of a U.N. peacekeeping force to replace the Multinational Force in Lebanon. Requires an analysis of the implications of the response to such discussions to be included in the President's report to Congress. Provides that the continued participation of the U.S. armed forces in the Multinational Force in Lebanon shall be authorized for 18 months, unless the Congress extends it for a longer period.
Requires such participation to terminate sooner upon the:
(1) withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon, unless the President makes a specified certification to the Congress; or
(2) assumption by the United Nations or Lebanon of the responsibilities of the Multinational Force in Lebanon; or
(3) implementation of other effective security arrangements in the area.
Provides that nothing in this resolution shall:
(1) preclude the President from withdrawing U.S. armed forces participation in such Multinational Force in Lebanon if circumstances warrant it or Congress from directing such a withdrawal; or
(2) modify, limit, or supersede any provision of the War Powers Resolution or a specified part of the Lebanon Emergency Assistance Act of 1983 (relating to congressional authorization for the expansion in the number or role of U.S. armed forces in Lebanon).

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