Year Country Action Force
1947-49 Greece Civil War Command Operation
1948-54 Philippines Huk Rebellion Command Operation
1950 Puerto Rico Rebellion – Ponce Command Operation
1950-1953 Korea US & S. Korea Still have bases
1953 Iran CIA installs Shah Command Operation
1954 Guatemala CIA Command Operation
1958 Lebanon Marine occupation Troops, Naval
1958 Panama Flag protests Troops
1960-75 Vietnam South Vietnam Troops
1961 Cuba CIA Naval
1962 Cuba Blockade, Nuclear threat Naval
1962 Laos Military Buildup Command Operation
1964 Panama Panamanians shot Troops
1965 Indonesia CIA army coup Command Operation
1965-66 Dominican Rep. Election Interference Troops, bombing
1966-67 Guatemala Fighting rebels Command Operation
1969-75 Cambodia Bombing, starvation Troops, bombing
1970 Oman Iranian marine invasion Command Operation
1971-73 Laos Invasion by S. Vietnam Command Operation
1973 Chile CIA-backed coup ousts elected Marxist president. Command operation
1976-92 Angola CIA assists South African-backed rebels. Command operation
1981-90 Nicaragua CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
Command operation, naval
1982-84 Lebanon Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim and Syrian positions. Naval, bombing, troops
1986 Libya Naval Air strikes to topple nationalist government. Bombing
1986 Bolivia Army assists raids on cocaine region. Troops
1987-88 Iran U.S. intervenes on side of Iraq in war. Naval, bombing
1989 Philippines Air cover provided for government against coup. Jets
1989-90 Panama Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
1990-91 Saudi Arabia Iraq countered after invading Kuwait; 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel. Troops, jets
1990-? Iraq Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; no-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south, large-scale destruction of Iraqi military. Bombing, troops, naval
1991 Kuwait Kuwait royal family returned to throne. Naval, bombing, troops
1992-94 Somalia U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
Troops, naval, bombing
1992-94 Yugoslavia NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro. Naval
1993-95 Bosnia No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
1994-96 Haiti Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup. Troops, naval
1995 Croatia Krajina Serb airfields attacked before Croatian offensive. Bombing
1996-97 Zaire (Congo) Marines at Rwandan Hutu refuge camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
1997 Liberia Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners. Troops
1998 Sudan Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
1998 Afghanistan Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies. Missiles
1998-? Iraq Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
1999-? Yugoslavia Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo.
2001 Macedonia NATO troops shift and partially disarm Albanian rebels. Troops
2001-? Afghanistan Massive U.S. mobilization to attack Taliban, Bin Laden. Troops, naval, bombing
2003-? Iraq Massive U.S. mobilization, depose Saddam Hussein Troops, naval, bombing
Most of the information on this page came from Causes & Consequences. This page is a good treatise on America and war.
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