Dated and posted December 5, 2016.
The letter is to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. It opens with the following:
“I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat.”
[A brief aside: The War Powers Resolution cited above was enacted by the 93rd Congress in over President Nixon’s veto November 7, 1973. Although, I have not yet fully read this Library of Congress guide to the War Powers Resolution, it appears to be a very useful document to help in understanding how presidents since 1973 have used the authority to deploy troops in conflicts around the world.]
The body of the letter is titled “MILITARY OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM OBJECTIVES”. In some detail, paragraphs following cover military operations with regard to fighting Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces. Individual countries, each with a paragraph or more describing activities there, are: Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, Turkey, Somalia, Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Cuba, Niger, Cameroon, Egypt, South Sudan, Kosovo.
In the final paragraph of the letter, President Obama cites Public Law 107-40 Authorization for Use of Military Force enacted September 18, 2001. It is very brief, but the key provision is: