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.

Troops, bombing

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.

Jets, bombing

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.

Bombing, Missiles

1999-?         Yugoslavia            Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo.

Bombing, Missiles

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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