List of wars involving the United States

This is a list of wars involving the United States of America.[1]

18th-century wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result for the United States and its Allies
American Revolutionary War
(1775–1783)

Location: Eastern North America, Gibraltar, India, Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic
 United States
France

Spain

Iroquois

Watauga Association
Catawba
Lenape
Choctaw


 Dutch Republic


 Mysore

 Great Britain
Loyalists
German Auxiliaries

Iroquois

Cherokee

US-allied victory
Cherokee–American wars
(1776–1795)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Old Southwest
 United States
Choctaw
Cherokee US-allied victory
Northwest Indian War
(1785–1793)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Northwest Territory
 United States
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Western Confederacy Great Britain US-allied victory
Shays' Rebellion
(1786–1787)

Location: Massachusetts
 United States Anti-government protesters US victory
Whiskey Rebellion
(1791–1794)

Location: Western Pennsylvania
 United States Frontier tax protesters US victory
Quasi-War
(1798–1800)

Location: Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean
 United States

Co-belligerent:
 Great Britain

France Convention of 1800
  • Peaceful cessation of Franco-American alliance
  • End of French privateer attacks on American shipping
  • American neutrality and renunciation of claims by France
Fries Rebellion
(1799–1800)

Location: Pennsylvania
 United States tax protesters US victory

19th-century wars

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result for the United States and its Allies
First Barbary War
(1801–1805)

Part of the Barbary Wars

Location: Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tripoli
 United States[2]
 Sweden[2]
 Sicily[2]

 Malta[2]

 Portugal[2]

 Morocco[2]

Eyalet of Tripolitania[3]
Morocco[3]

Regency of Algiers[3]

 Tunis[3]

US-allied victory
1811 German Coast Uprising
(1811)

Location: Territory of Orleans
 United States Rebel slaves

Supported by:
Haiti

US victory
Tecumseh's War
(1811)

Part of the American Indian Wars and the War of 1812

Location: Northwest River Ohio
 United States Tecumseh's Confederacy
US victory
War of 1812
(1812–1815)

Location: Eastern and Central North America
 United States
Choctaw Nation
Cherokee Nation
Creek Allies
 United Kingdom

Tecumseh's Confederacy

Spain (1814)
Inconclusive/Other Result
Creek War
(1813–1814)

Part of the American Indian Wars and the War of 1812

Location: Southern United States
 United States
Lower Creeks
Cherokee Nation
Choctaw Nation
Red Stick Creek US-allied victory
Second Barbary War
(1815)

Part of the Barbary Wars

Location: Mediterranean Sea and the Barbary States
 United States Eyalet of Tripolitania

Regency of Algiers

 Tunis

US victory
First Seminole War
(1817–1818)

Part of the Seminole Wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Pensacola, Spanish Florida
 United States Seminole

Spanish Florida

US victory
Texas–Indian Wars
(1820–1875)

Part of the American Indian Wars and the Mexican Indian Wars

Location: Texas
 Spain

 Mexico


 Republic of Texas
 United States
Choctaw Nation

Comanche US-allied victory
Arikara War
(1823)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Missouri River
 United States Arikara Inconclusive/Other Result
  • White Peace treaty agreed by US Col Leavenworth[4]
Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations of the United States
(1825–1828)

Part of Piracy in the Mediterranean

Location: Offshore Greece, Aegean Sea
 United States Greek Pirates US victory
  • HMS Comet liberated by American forces
  • Message of thanks issued to Louis Goldsborough from the British government
Winnebago War
(1827)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Illinois and Michigan Territory
 United States
Choctaw Nation
Prairie La Crosse Ho-Chunks
with a few allies
US-allied victory
  • Ho-Chunks cede lead mining region to the United States
First Sumatran expedition
(1832)

Part of the Sumatran expeditions

Location: Aceh Sultanate
 United States
 Netherlands
Chiefdom of Kuala Batee US-allied victory
Black Hawk War
(1832)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Illinois and Michigan Territory
 United States
Ho-Chunk
Menominee
Dakota
Potawatomi
Black Hawks British Band
Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi allies
US-allied victory
Texas Revolution
(1835–1836)

Location: Texas
 Republic of Texas

 United States

  • Out of the Texian soldiers serving from January through March 1836, 78% had arrived from the United States after October 2, 1835.[Note 1][5]

Mexican Republic Texian victory
  • The Republic of Texas gains its independence.
  • Texas is annexed into the United States in 1845.
Second Seminole War
(1835–1842)

Part of the Seminole Wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Florida, United States
 United States Seminole US victory
Second Sumatran expedition
(1838)

Part of the Sumatran expeditions

Location: Aceh Sultanate
 United States
 Netherlands
Chiefdom of Kuala Batee US-allied victory
  • Malays cease attacks on American vessels
Aroostook War
(1838)

Location: Maine and New Brunswick
 United States  United Kingdom Inconclusive/Other Result
Ivory Coast expedition
(1842)

Part of the African Slave Trade Patrol

Location: Ivory Coast
 United States Ivory Coast US victory
  • Little Bereby destroyed
Mexican–American War
(1846–1848)

Location: Texas, New Mexico, California and Mexico
 United States
California Republic
 Mexico US-allied victory
Cayuse War
(1847–1855)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Oregon
 United States Cayuse US victory
  • Cayuse reduced in numbers and forced to cede most of their lands
Apache Wars
(1851–1900)

Part of the Texas–Indian wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Southwestern United States
 United States Apache
Ute
Yavapai
US victory
Bleeding Kansas
(1854–1861)

Location: Kansas and Missouri

Anti-slavery settlers
(Free-Staters)
Pro-slavery settlers (Border Ruffians) Free-Stater victory.
  • Kansas admitted as a free state on January 29, 1861.
Puget Sound War
(1855–1856)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Washington
 United States
Snoqualmie
Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida
Tlingit
US victory
First Fiji expedition
(1855)

Part of the Fiji expeditions

Location: Fiji
 United States Fiji US victory
Rogue River Wars
(18551856)

Location: Rogue Valley
 United States Rogue River people US victory
  • Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde and Coast Reservations
Third Seminole War
(1855–1858)

Part of the Seminole Wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Pensacola, Florida
 United States Seminole US victory
  • By late 1850s, most Seminoles forced to leave their land; a few hundred remain deep in the Everglades on land unwanted by white settlers
Yakima War
(1855–1858)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Washington Territory
 United States
Snoqualmie
Yakama
Walla Walla tribe
Umatilla tribe
Nez Perce tribe
Cayuse tribe
US victory
Second Opium War
(1856–1859)

Part of the Opium Wars

Location: China
British Empire
French Empire
 United States
Qing dynasty US victory
Utah War
(1857–1858)

Part of the Mormon wars

Location: Utah Territory and Wyoming
 United States Deseret/Utah Mormons (Nauvoo Legion) Inconclusive/Other Result
  • Resolution through negotiation
  • Brigham Young replaced as governor of the territory
  • Full amnesty for charges of sedition and treason issued to the citizens of Utah Territory by President James Buchanan on the condition that they accept American Federal authority
Navajo Wars
(1858–1866)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: New Mexico
 United States Navajo Nation US victory
Second Fiji expedition
(1859)

Part of the Fiji expeditions]

Location: Fiji
 United States Fiji US victory
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
(1859)

Part of pre-Civil War conflicts

Location: West Virginia
 United States Abolitionist Insurgents US victory
First and Second Cortina War
(1859–1861)

Location: Texas and Mexico
United States

Confederate States


 Mexico

Cortinista bandits US-allied victory
Paiute War
(1860)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Pyramid Lake, Nevada
 United States Paiute
Shoshone
Bannock
US victory
    American Civil War
    (1861–1865)

    Location: Southern United States, Northeastern United States, Western United States, Atlantic Ocean
     United States  Confederate States
    Cherokee Nation
    Choctaw Nation
    US victory
    Yavapai Wars
    (1861–1875)

    Part of the American Indian Wars

    Location: Arizona
     United States Yavapai
    Apache
    Yuma
    Mohave
    US victory
    Dakota War of 1862
    (1862)

    Part of the American Indian Wars

    Location: Minnesota and Dakota
     United States Dakota Sioux US victory
      Colorado War
      (1863–1865)

      Part of the American Indian Wars

      Location: Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska
       United States Cheyenne
      Arapaho
      Sioux
      Inconclusive/Other Result
      Shimonoseki War
      (1863–1864)

      Location: Kanmon Straits
       British Empire
       Dutch Empire
      French Empire
       United States
      Chōshū Domain US-allied victory
      • Chōshū pays an indemnity of $3,000,000
      Snake War
      (1864–1868)

      Part of the American Indian Wars

      Locations: Oregon, Nevada, California, and Idaho
       United States Paiute
      Bannock
      Shoshone
      US victory
      Powder River War
      (1865)

      Part of the American Indian Wars

      Location: Powder River State
       United States Sioux
      Cheyenne
      Arapaho
      Inconclusive/Other Result
      Red Cloud's War
      (1866–1868)

      Part of the American Indian Wars

      Location: Powder River State
       United States Lakota
      Cheyenne
      Arapaho
      Lakota-allied victory
      Formosa expedition
      (1867)

      Location: Southern Formosa (Taiwan)
       United States Paiwan Paiwan victory
      • American withdrawal after Marine commander killed, subsequent Formosan retreat[6]
      Comanche Campaign
      (1867–1875)

      Part of the American Indian Wars

      Location: Western United States
       United States Cheyenne
      Arapaho
      Comanche
      Kiowa
      US victory
        Korea expedition
        (1871)

        Location: Ganghwado
         United States Joseon Dynasty Inconclusive/Other Result
        Modoc War
        (1872–1873)

        Part of the American Indian Wars

        Location: California and Oregon
         United States Modoc US victory
          Red River War
          (1874–1875)

          Part of the American Indian Wars

          Location: Texas
           United States Cheyenne
          Arapaho
          Comanche
          Kiowa
          US victory
          • End to the Texas-Indian Wars
          Las Cuevas War
          (1875)

          Location: Texas and Mexico
           United States Mexican bandits US victory
          • Cattle returned to Texas
          Great Sioux War of 1876
          (1876–1877)

          Part of the American Indian Wars

          Location: Montana, Dakota and Wyoming
           United States Lakota
          Dakota Sioux
          Northern Cheyenne
          Arapaho
          US victory
          • Legal control of Powder River Country ceded to the United States
          Buffalo Hunters' War
          (1876–1877)

          Part of the American Indian Wars

          Location: Texas and Oklahoma
           United States Comanche
          Apache
          US victory
          Nez Perce War
          (1877)

          Part of the American Indian Wars

          Location: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana
           United States Nez Perce
          Palouse
          US victory
            Bannock War
            (1878)

            Part of the American Indian Wars

            Location: Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming
             United States Bannock
            Shoshone
            Paiute
            US victory
              Cheyenne War
              (1878–1879)

              Part of the American Indian Wars

              Location: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana
               United States Cheyenne US victory
                Sheepeater Indian War
                (1879)

                Part of the American Indian Wars

                Location: Idaho
                 United States Shoshone US victory
                Victorio's War
                (1879–1881)

                Part of the American Indian Wars

                Location: Mexico
                 United States
                 Mexico
                Apache US-allied victory
                  White River War
                  (1879–1880)

                  Part of the American Indian Wars

                  Location: Colorado
                   United States Ute US victory
                    Pine Ridge Campaign
                    (1890–1891)

                    Part of the American Indian Wars

                    Location: South Dakota
                     United States Sioux US victory
                      Garza Revolution
                      (1891–1893)

                      Location: Texas and Mexico
                       Mexico
                       United States
                      Garzistas US-allied victory
                      Yaqui Wars
                      (1896–1918)

                      Part of the American Indian Wars

                      Location: Arizona and Mexico
                       United States
                       Mexico
                      Yaqui
                      Pima
                      Opata
                      US-allied victory
                      Second Samoan Civil War
                      (1898–1899)

                      Location: Samoa
                      Samoa
                       United States
                      Mataafans
                       Germany
                      Inconclusive/Other Result
                      Spanish–American War
                      (1898)

                      Location: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam
                       United States
                      Cuban Revolutionaries
                      Filipino Revolutionaries
                      Spain US-allied victory
                      Philippine–American War
                      (1899–1902)

                      Location: Philippines
                      1899-1902
                       United States

                      1902-1906
                       United States

                      1899-1902
                       Philippine Republic

                      Limited Foreign Support:
                       Empire of Japan


                      1902-1906
                      Tagalog Republic

                      US victory
                      Moro Rebellion
                      (1899–1913)

                      Location: Philippines
                       United States Moro
                      Remnants of the Sulu Sultanate
                      US victory
                      Boxer Rebellion
                      (1899–1901)

                      Location: China
                      United Kingdom
                       Russia
                       Japan
                      France
                       United States
                       Germany
                       Italy
                       Austria-Hungary
                      Righteous Harmony Society (Boxers)
                       China
                      US-allied victory
                      • Signing of the Boxer Protocol
                      • Provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing

                      20th-century wars

                      Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result for the United States and its Allies
                      Crazy Snake Rebellion
                      (1909)

                      Part of the American Indian Wars

                      Location: Oklahoma
                       United States Creek US victory
                      Border War
                      (1910–1919)

                      Part of the Mexican Revolution

                      Location: Mexico–United States border
                       United States  Mexico
                       Germany
                      US victory
                      Negro Rebellion
                      (1912)

                      Part of the Banana Wars

                      Location: Cuba
                      Cuba
                       United States
                      Cuban PIC US-allied victory
                      • Dissolution of the PIC
                      Occupation of Nicaragua
                      (1912–1933)

                      Part of the Banana Wars

                      Location: Nicaragua
                       United States
                       Nicaragua
                      Nicaraguan Liberals
                      Sandinistas
                      US-allied victory
                      • Nicaragua occupied until 1933
                      Bluff War
                      (1914–1915)

                      Part of the American Indian Wars

                      Location: Utah and Colorado
                       United States Ute
                      Paiute
                      US victory
                      Occupation of Veracruz
                      (1914)

                      Part of the Mexican Revolution

                      Location: Mexico
                       United States  Mexico US victory
                      Occupation of Haiti
                      (1915–1934)

                      Part of the Banana Wars

                      Location: Haiti
                       United States
                       Haiti
                      Haitian Rebels US-allied victory
                      Occupation of the Dominican Republic
                      (1916–1924)

                      Part of the Banana Wars

                      Location: Dominican Republic
                       United States  Dominican Republic US victory
                      World War I
                      (1914–1918)

                      Location: Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and coast of North and South America
                       France

                      British Empire

                       Russia
                       United States
                      China
                       Italy
                       Japan
                       Serbia
                       Montenegro
                       Romania
                       Belgium
                       Greece
                       Portugal
                       Brazil

                       Germany
                       Austria-Hungary
                       Ottoman Empire
                       Bulgaria
                      US-allied victory
                      Russian Civil War
                      (1918–1920)

                      Location: Russia, Mongolia, and Iran
                      White Movement
                      British Empire

                       Japan
                       Czechoslovakia
                       Greece
                       Poland
                       United States
                      France
                       Romania
                       Serbia
                       Italy
                      China

                       Russian SFSR
                       Far Eastern Republic
                      Latvian SSR
                      Ukrainian SSR
                      Commune of Estonia
                      Mongolian Communists
                      Bolshevik victory
                      • Allied withdrawal from Russia
                      • Bolshevik victory over White Army
                      Last Indian Uprising
                      (1923)

                      Part of the American Indian Wars

                      Location: Utah
                       United States Ute
                      Paiute
                      US victory
                      World War II
                      (1939–1945)

                      Location: Europe, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa, Oceania, North and South America
                       Soviet Union
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       China
                       France
                       Poland
                       Canada
                       Australia
                       New Zealand
                       India
                       South Africa
                       Kingdom of Yugoslavia
                       DF Yugoslavia
                       Greece
                       Denmark
                       Norway
                       Netherlands
                       Belgium
                       Luxembourg
                       Czechoslovakia
                       Brazil
                       Mexico
                       Chile
                       Peru
                       Ethiopia
                       Mongolia
                       Philippines
                      Viet Minh
                      KLA
                       Germany
                       Japan
                       Italy
                       Hungary
                       Romania
                       Bulgaria
                       Finland
                       Thailand
                       Manchukuo
                       Mengjiang
                       Croatia
                       Slovakia
                       Albania
                      US-allied victory
                      Korean War
                      (1950–1953)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Korea
                       South Korea
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       Australia
                       Belgium
                       Canada
                       France
                       Philippines
                       Colombia
                       Ethiopia
                       Greece
                       Luxembourg
                       Netherlands
                       New Zealand
                       South Africa
                       Thailand
                       Turkey
                       North Korea
                       China
                       Soviet Union
                      Inconclusive/Other Result
                      • Korean Armistice Agreement
                      • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
                      • Subsequent United Nations invasion of North Korea repelled
                      • Subsequent Chinese-North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
                      Laotian Civil War
                      (1953–1975)

                      Part of the Indochina Wars and Cold War

                      Location: Laos
                       Kingdom of Laos
                       United States
                       South Vietnam
                       Thailand
                      Supported by:
                      Philippines
                       Taiwan
                      Pathet Lao
                       North Vietnam
                      Supported by:
                       Soviet Union
                       China
                      Pathet Lao-allied victory
                      Lebanon Crisis
                      (1958)

                      Location: Lebanon
                       Lebanon
                       United States
                      Lebanese Opposition: US-allied victory
                      Bay of Pigs Invasion
                      (1961)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Cuba
                      CDRF
                       United States
                       Cuba Cuban government victory
                      Simba rebellion, Operation Dragon Rouge
                      (1964)

                      Part of the Congo Crisis and the Cold War

                      Location: Congo
                      Congo-Léopoldville
                       Belgium
                       United States
                      Simba rebels
                       Uganda[8]
                      US-allied victory
                      Vietnam War
                      (1955–1964[lower-alpha 1], 1965–1973[lower-alpha 2], 1974–1975[lower-alpha 3])

                      Part of the Cold War and Indochina Wars

                      Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
                       South Vietnam
                       United States
                       South Korea
                       Australia
                       New Zealand
                       Thailand
                       Philippines
                      Khmer Republic
                      Kingdom of Laos
                       North Vietnam
                      Viet Cong
                      Khmer Rouge
                      Pathet Lao
                       China
                       North Korea
                       Soviet Union
                      North Vietnamese-allied victory
                      Communist insurgency in Thailand
                      (1965–1983)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Thailand
                       Thailand
                       Taiwan (until July 1967)
                       United States
                       Malaysia
                      Communist Party of Thailand

                      Pathet Lao
                      Khmer Rouge (until 1978)[9][10]
                      Supported by:
                       North Vietnam (until 1976)
                       Vietnam (from 1976)
                       People Republic of China (1971–1978)
                      Malayan Communist Party
                       North Korea[10]

                      US-allied victory
                      • Amnesty declared on April 23, 1980 by the Thai government
                      • Order 66/2523 signed by Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda
                      • Communist insurgency declines and ends in 1983
                      Korean DMZ Conflict
                      (1966–1969)

                      Part of the Korean conflict and the Cold War

                      Location: Korean Demilitarized Zone
                       South Korea
                       United States
                       North Korea US-allied victory
                      • North Korean failure to launch an insurgency in South Korea
                      Dominican Civil War
                      (1965–1966)

                      Location: Dominican Republic
                       Dominican Loyalists
                       United States
                      IAPF
                       Dominican Constitutionalists US-allied victory
                      Insurgency in Bolivia
                      (1966–1967)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Bolivia
                       Bolivia
                       United States
                      Ejército de Liberación Nacional
                       Cuba
                      US-allied victory
                      Cambodian Civil War
                      (1967–1975)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Cambodia
                      Kingdom of Cambodia (1967–1970)
                      Khmer Republic (1970–1975)
                       United States
                       South Vietnam

                      Other Supports

                      National United Front of Kampuchea

                      Khmer Rouge
                      Khmer Rumdo
                      Khmer Việt Minh
                       North Vietnam
                      Việt Cộng

                      Other Supports

                      Khmer Rouge-allied victory
                      War in South Zaire
                      (1978)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Zaire
                       Zaire
                       France
                       Belgium
                       United States
                       Morocco
                      Front for the National Liberation of the Congo
                      Supported by:

                      Angola
                       Cuba
                       Soviet Union

                      US-allied victory
                      • Thousands of civilians evacuated from Kolwezi
                      Gulf of Sidra encounter
                      (1981)

                      Location: Gulf of Sidra
                       United States  Libya US victory
                      Multinational Intervention in Lebanon
                      (1982–1984)

                      Location: Lebanon
                      Lebanese Armed Forces
                      UNIFIL
                      Multinational Force in Lebanon:
                       Israel

                      Lebanese Front
                      Army of Free Lebanon
                      SLA

                      Lebanese National Movement
                      Jammoul
                      PLO
                      Amal Movement

                       Iran

                      Hezbollah
                      Islamic Jihad Organization


                      Islamic Unification Movement


                       Syria

                      Arab Deterrent Force
                      Syrian-allied victory
                      Invasion of Grenada
                      (1983)

                      Part of the Cold War

                      Location: Grenada
                       United States
                       Barbados
                       Jamaica
                       Antigua and Barbuda
                       Dominica
                       Saint Kitts and Nevis
                       Saint Lucia
                       Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
                      PRG of Grenada
                       Cuba
                      Military advisors:
                      US-allied victory
                      • Military dictatorship of Hudson Austin deposed
                      • Defeat of Cuban military presence
                      • Restoration of constitutional government
                      Action in the Gulf of Sidra
                      (1986)

                      Location: Gulf of Sidra
                       United States Libya US victory
                      Bombing of Libya
                      (1986)

                      Location: Libya
                       United States Libya US victory
                      • Failed Libyan Scud missile response
                      • Muammar Gaddafi survives
                      Tanker War
                      (1987–1988)

                      Location: Persian Gulf
                      United States Iran US victory
                      • U.S. Navy sinks several ships and damages Iranian military installations used to attack U.S. and U.S. allied civilian shipping
                      • U.S. Navy vessel USS Vincennes shoots down civilian Iran Air Flight 655 killing all 290 passengers, among them 66 children
                      • Iran-Iraq war ends in August 1988 following UN enforcement of the ceasefire
                      Tobruk encounter
                      (1989)

                      Location: Mediterranean Sea
                       United States  Libya US victory
                      • Two Libyan MiG-23 fighters shot down
                      Invasion of Panama
                      (1989–1990)

                      Location: Panama
                       United States
                       Panamanian Opposition
                       Panama US-allied victory
                      Gulf War
                      (1990–1991)

                      Location: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel
                       Kuwait
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       Saudi Arabia
                       France
                       Canada
                       Egypt
                       Syria
                       Qatar
                       Bahrain
                       United Arab Emirates
                       Oman
                       Bangladesh
                      Iraq US-allied victory
                      Iraqi No-Fly Zone Enforcement Operations
                      (1991–2003)

                      Location: Iraq
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       France
                       Australia
                       Belgium
                       Netherlands
                       Saudi Arabia
                       Turkey
                       Italy
                      Iraq US-allied victory
                      • Periodic depletion of Iraqi air defenses
                      First U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War
                      (1992–1995)

                      Part of the Somali civil war (1991–present)

                      Location: Somalia
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       Spain
                       Saudi Arabia
                       Malaysia
                       Pakistan
                       Italy
                       India
                       Greece
                       Germany
                       France
                       Canada
                       Botswana
                       Belgium
                       Australia
                       New Zealand
                      Somali National Alliance Inconclusive/Other Result
                      • Failure to capture SNA leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid; specific Aidid lieutenants captured
                      • Withdrawal of U.S. forces 5 months after losses in the Battle of Mogadishu
                      • The UN mandate saved close to 100,000 lives, before and after U.S. withdrawal
                      • Civil war is ongoing
                      Bosnian War
                      (1992–1995)

                      Part of the Yugoslav Wars

                      Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
                      Bosnia and Herzegovina

                      Herzeg-Bosnia
                       Croatia


                       United States
                       Belgium
                       Canada
                       Denmark
                       France
                       Germany
                       Italy
                       Luxembourg
                       Netherlands
                       Norway
                       Portugal
                       Spain
                       Turkey
                       United Kingdom

                       Republika Srpska
                       Serbian Krajina
                      Western Bosnia
                      US-allied victory
                      Intervention in Haiti
                      (1994–1995)

                      Location: Haiti
                       United States
                       Poland
                       Argentina
                       Haiti US-allied victory
                      Kosovo War
                      (1998–1999)

                      Part of the Yugoslav Wars

                      Location: Serbia
                      KLA
                      AFRK
                       Albania
                       Croatia
                       United States
                       Belgium
                       Canada
                       Czech Republic
                       Denmark
                       France
                       Germany
                       Hungary
                       Italy
                       Luxembourg
                       Netherlands
                       Norway
                       Portugal
                       Poland
                       Spain
                       Turkey
                       United Kingdom
                      FR Yugoslavia US-allied victory[13][14][15][16]
                      • Ceasefire reached through Kumanovo Agreement of June 1999. after Russian and Finnish envoys visit Belgrade
                      • Yugoslav forces pull out of Kosovo
                      • UN Resolution 1244 confirming Kosovo as de jure part of FRY
                      • De facto separation of Kosovo from FR Yugoslavia under UN administration
                      • Return of Albanian refugees after attempted ethnic cleansing of Albanians
                      • KLA veterans join the UÇPMB, starting the Preševo insurgency
                      • Three Chinese journalists were killed in United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade
                      Operation Infinite Reach
                      (1998)

                      Location: Sudan and Afghanistan
                       United States al-Qaeda
                       Sudan

                      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
                      Lashkar-e-Taiba
                      Inconclusive/Other Result
                      • Strikes hit targets but failed objectives[17]
                      • al-Qaeda suffers damage and casualties; however, its senior leaders survive the strikes
                      • Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant destroyed
                      1. Advisory role from the forming of the MAAG in Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
                      2. Direct U.S. involvement ended in 1973 with the Paris Peace Accords. Air Force and Special Ops continued some operations until April 1975; President Ford in a televised speech on April 23, 1975 declared the end of Vietnam War.
                      3. The war reignited on December 13, 1974 with offensive operations by North Vietnam, leading to victory over South Vietnam in under two months.

                      21st-century wars

                      Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result for the United States and its Allies
                      War in Afghanistan
                      (2001–present)

                      Part of the War on Terror and the War in Afghanistan (1978–present)

                      Location: Afghanistan
                      Resolute Support Mission
                       Afghanistan
                       United States
                       Canada
                       United Kingdom
                       Australia New Zealand
                       Croatia
                       Czech Republic
                       Georgia
                       Germany
                       Italy
                       Romania
                       Spain
                       Turkey
                      Formerly:
                      ISAF
                      Taliban

                      Allied groups
                      HIG
                      al-Qaeda
                      Islamic Jihad Union[18]


                      Taliban splinter groups


                      IS-Affiliates:

                      2001 Invasion:
                      Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

                      Ongoing
                      2003 invasion of Iraq
                      (2003)

                      Part of the War on Terror

                      Location: Iraq
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       Australia
                       Poland
                      Iraq US-Allied Victory
                      Iraq War
                      (2003–2011)

                      Part of the War on Terror

                      Location: Iraq
                       United States
                       Iraq
                       United Kingdom
                       Australia
                       South Korea
                       Italy
                       Georgia
                       Poland
                       Spain
                       Netherlands
                       Ukraine
                       Romania

                      MNF–I

                      Ba'ath Loyalists

                      Islamic State of Iraq
                      al-Qaeda in Iraq
                      Mahdi Army
                      Special Groups
                      IAI
                      Ansar al-Sunnah


                      2003 Invasion:

                      Iraq

                      Inconclusive
                      War in North-West Pakistan
                      (2004–present)

                      Part of the War on Terror

                      Location: Pakistan
                       United States

                       Pakistan

                      Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
                      al-Qaeda
                      Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
                      Turkistan Islamic Party
                      Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi

                      Daesh

                      Ongoing
                      Second U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War
                      (2007–present)

                      Part of the Somali Civil War (1991–present) and the War on Terror

                      Location: Somalia and Northeastern Kenya
                       Somalia
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       Kenya
                       Ethiopia
                      AMISOM
                       United Nations

                       European Union[30]

                      Al-Shabaab
                      Hizbul Islam

                      Daesh
                      Alleged support:
                       Eritrea

                      Ongoing
                      Operation Ocean Shield
                      (2009–2016)

                      Part of the War on Terror

                      Location: Indian Ocean
                       NATO
                       United States
                       Malaysia
                       Norway
                       United Kingdom
                       New Zealand
                       Denmark
                       Netherlands
                       Italy
                       South Korea
                       India

                       Russia
                       China

                      Somali pirates US-allied victory
                      • Number of pirate attacks dramatically decreased
                      • The US Office of Naval Intelligence have officially reported that in 2013, only 9 incidents of piracy were reported and that none of them were successfully hijacked
                      • Piracy drops 90%[31]
                      International intervention in Libya
                      (2011)

                      Part of the Libyan Crisis and the First Libyan Civil War

                      Location: Libya
                       NATO
                       United States
                       United Kingdom
                       Belgium
                       Bulgaria
                       Canada
                       Denmark
                       France
                       Greece
                       Italy
                       Netherlands
                       Norway
                       Romania
                       Spain
                       Turkey
                       Sweden
                       Jordan
                       Qatar
                       United Arab Emirates

                      Anti-Gaddafi rebels

                      Libya US-allied victory
                      Operation Observant Compass
                      (2011–2017)

                      Part of the War on Terror

                      Location: Uganda
                       United States
                       Uganda
                       DR Congo
                       Central African Republic
                       South Sudan
                      Lord's Resistance Army US-allied victory
                      • LRA eliminated as a threat to Uganda, reduced to around 100 members,[35]
                      • LRA leader Joseph Kony remains a fugitive
                      • Conflict remains ongoing
                      American-led intervention in Iraq
                      (2014–present)

                      Part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Iraqi Civil War, the Spillover of the Syrian Civil War, the War on Terror and the International ISIS campaign

                      Location: Iraq
                       United States
                       Iraq
                       Kurdistan
                       Australia New Zealand
                       Belgium
                       Canada
                       Denmark
                       France
                       Germany
                       Jordan
                       Morocco
                       Netherlands
                       United Kingdom
                       Turkey

                       Iran
                      Hezbollah

                      Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Ongoing
                      • Tens of thousands of ISIL fighters killed
                      • American-led forces launch over 13,300 airstrikes on ISIL positions in Iraq
                      • Heavy damage dealt to ISIL forces, ISIL loses 40% of its territory in Iraq by January 2016, and all of its territory in Iraq in December 2017
                      • Multinational humanitarian and arming of ground forces efforts
                      • 200 IS created mass graves found containing up to 12,000 people[36]
                      • Ongoing US-led Coalition advising and training of Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces
                      • US maintains limited military presence in Iraq
                      American-led intervention in Syria
                      (2014–present)

                      Part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Syrian Civil War, the War on Terror and the International ISIS campaign

                      Location: Syria
                      United States

                      Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria


                      CJTF-OIR Members:
                       United Kingdom
                       France
                       Australia

                       New Zealand
                       Canada
                       Jordan
                       Denmark
                       Netherlands
                       Belgium
                       Lebanon
                       Morocco
                       Saudi Arabia
                       UAE
                       Qatar
                       Bahrain


                      Turkey


                       Israel (limited involvement; against Hezbollah and government forces only)


                      Formerly:
                      Free Syrian Army (2011–2017)

                      ISIS

                      al-Qaeda linked groups:

                      Partial Support:
                       Qatar
                       UAE
                       Saudi Arabia


                       Syria (limited encounters with US and Israel)

                      Supported by:
                       Russia
                       Iran
                      Hezbollah

                      Ongoing
                      Yemeni Civil War
                      (2015–present)

                      Part of the War on Terror and the International ISIS Campaign

                      Location: Yemen
                      Hadi government

                      Saudi-led Coalition:
                       Saudi Arabia
                       United Arab Emirates
                       Senegal
                       Sudan
                       Qatar (2015–2017)

                       al-Qaeda


                       United States (limited involvement supporting the coalition and combating al Qaeda and IS)[38]
                       France
                       United Kingdom

                      Supreme Political Council
                      Houthis
                      Ahrar al-Najran
                      Supported by:
                       Iran
                      Hezbollah
                       North Korea

                      AQAP


                      IS-affiliated groups:

                      Ongoing
                      • Yemen's capital city of Sana'a and large swaths of western Yemen falls under Houthi control
                      • Saudi-led coalition bombs Houthi rebel positions
                      • Aden becomes the new capital for the Hadi government
                      • Cholera outbreak in 2016
                      • Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in fire fight by a sniper during the ongoing battle in Sana'a
                      • Targeted killing program against radical groups in the region continues since 2002 and intensify after the beginning of civil war
                      • Iranian supplied, Houthi operated, ballistic missile,[39] aerial drone, and drone boat[40] attacks against Saudi Arabia,[41][42] the Hadi government,[43] and the UAE[44][45]
                      • U.S. Naval blockade put in place in attempt to assist Saudi Arabia in preventing Iranian weapons from being moved into Houthi territory
                      • Raids against al-Qaeda conducted U.S. Special Forces
                      • Famine endangers over 17 million people, and kills approximately 85,000 children
                      American intervention in Libya
                      (2015–present)

                      Part of the Second Libyan Civil War, the War on Terror, and the International ISIS Campaign

                      Location: Libya
                       United States
                       Libya
                      Islamic State in Libya Ongoing
                      • Liberation of Sirte
                      • Hundreds of airstrikes carried out in Libya against Islamic State affiliated militant groups

                      See also

                      References

                      1. history, Martin Kelly Martin H. Kelly is a former; Teacher, Social Studies; Books, The Author of Two History; life, one on Colonial; Tampa, the other on American Presidents He is an online course developer for the UK-based Pamoja Education company He lives in; Florida. "American Involvement in Wars from Colonial Times to the Present". ThoughtCo. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
                      2. "Tripolitan War | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
                      3. r2WPadmin. "First Barbary War". American History Central. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
                      4. Serial 89, 18th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document No. 1, p. 95
                      5. Lack (1992), pp. 122–3.
                      6. The Nation. J.H. Richards. 1889. pp. 256–.
                      7. "History: World War I".
                      8. Mujaju 1987, p. 484.
                      9. "Communist Insurgency In Thailand" (PDF). CIA Report. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
                      10. "Anatomy of a Counterinsurgency victory" (PDF). January 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
                      11. "Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Larry Speakes". September 23, 1982.
                      12. "The Collapse of Lebanon's Army: U.S. Said to Ignore Factionalism". March 11, 1984.
                      13. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a432768.pdf
                      14. Cambridge Scholars Publisher (2015). Coercive Diplomacy of NATO in Kosovo. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 289–. ISBN 978-1-4438-7668-1.
                      15. Erlanger, Steven (November 7, 1999). "NATO Was Closer to Ground War in Kosovo Than Is Widely Realized" via NYTimes.com.
                      16. Lake, Daniel R. (2009). "The Limits of Coercive Airpower: NATO's "Victory" in Kosovo Revisited". International Security. 34: 83–112. doi:10.1162/isec.2009.34.1.83.
                      17. "The operation was essentially a failure" (Bergen 2002, p. 124)"... The highly unsuccessful Operation Infinite Reach ... backfired and acted as a recruitment drive for bin Laden's Al Qaeda" (Williams 2017, pp. 52-53)."... The failed strikes were dubbed Operation Infinite Reach ... the missile attacks exposed the inadequacy of American intelligence and the futility of military power" (Wright 2006, p. 285). Zenko (2010, p. 139) judges Operation Infinite Reach to be both a political and military failure.
                      18. "Central Asian groups split over leadership of global jihad". The Long War Journal. August 24, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
                      19. "Sectarian divisions change Baghdad's image". NBC News. July 3, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2007.
                      20. Petrou, Michael (September 9, 2011). "The decline of al-Qaeda". Maclean's. George W. Bush gambled on surging thousands more troops to the embattled country. It paid off. Al-Qaeda in Iraq is now a diminished force without territory.
                      21. Spencer C. Tucker (December 14, 2015). U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror. ISBN 978-1-4408-3879-8. Al Qaeda in Iraq was decimated by the end of the Iraq War in 2011
                      22. South, Todd (January 20, 2019). "Army’s long-awaited Iraq war study finds Iran was the only winner in a conflict that holds many lessons for future wars". Army Times. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
                      23. Galbraith, Peter W. (2007). The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End. Simon & Schuster. p. 74. ISBN 978-0-7432-9424-9.
                      24. "Iran expands regional 'empire' ahead of nuclear deal". Reuters.
                      25. "How to Stop Iran's Growing Hegemony". National Review Online.
                      26. "The JRTN Movement and Iraq's Next Insurgency | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point". Ctc.usma.edu. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
                      27. "Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests". U.S. Department of State. February 5, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
                      28. "Petition asking for halt on US drone strikes in Pakistan dismissed by SC | Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
                      29. "Service and Sacrifice: Ugandan 'Blue Helmets' support UN efforts to bring peace to Somalia". UN News. April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
                      30. Somalia, EUTM. "Home". EUTM-Somalia. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
                      31. "Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year". The Journal. December 15, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
                      32. Holmes, Oliver (January 24, 2012). "UPDATE 1-Anger, chaos but no revolt after Libya violence". Bani Walid. Reuters Africa. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
                      33. African migrants sold in Libya 'slave markets', IOM says. BBC.
                      34. "Migrants from west Africa being 'sold in Libyan slave markets'". The Guardian.
                      35. Baddorf, Zack (April 20, 2017). "Uganda Ends Its Hunt for Joseph Kony Empty-Handed". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
                      36. "IS left 200 mass graves in Iraq - UN". November 6, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
                      37. Reuters (June 15, 2019). "Belgium takes back six children of Isis fighters from Syrian camps". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      38. Press, Deb Riechmann, The Associated (April 16, 2019). "Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war". Military Times. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
                      39. "Houthis – Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance". Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      40. "How Yemen's Iran-backed Rebels Weaponized Drones Against Saudi Arabia". Haaretz. May 21, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      41. "Saudi air defence intercepts five Houthi drones: SPA". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      42. "Arab Coalition says Iran-supplied drone shot down in southern Saudi Arabia". The National. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      43. "Houthi drones kill several at Yemeni military parade". Reuters. January 10, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      44. "Wreckage of UAE aid ship attacked by Houthi rebels - in pictures". The National. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      45. "Yemen's Houthis say they attacked Abu Dhabi airport using drone". Reuters. July 26, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
                      1. These numbers are gathered from a combination of surviving muster rolls and veteran applications for land grants. It is likely that the statistics on the Texian army size in both 1835 and 1836 underestimate the number of Tejanos who served in the army. American volunteers who returned to the U.S. without claiming land are also undercounted. Lack (1992), p. 113.
                      This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.