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United States Wars / Conflicts

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United States conflict history from wikipedia.org (click to visit).
 

War or conflict’s name(s) Opponent(s) Time Conclusion(s)
American Revolutionary War or
American War of Independence
 Great Britain
Kingdom of Great BritainLoyalist
Iroquois
Cherokee NationCherokee
September 1, 1774 – September 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris
Britain recognizes independence of the United States
Boston Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain September 1, 1774–March 17, 1776 Colonial victory, British forces driven from Boston area
Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain 1775–1783 Treaty of Paris
Canadian Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain
Canadian Militia
June 1775–October 1776 Defeat of Colonial invasion; British counter-offensive
New York and New Jersey Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain
HesseHesse-Kassel
GermanyWaldeck-Pyrmont
July 1776 – March 1777 New York: British gain control of New York City, British victory
New Jersey: Americans lose and then regain control of New Jersey, American victory
Saratoga Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain
Brunswick-Lüneburg
Hesse-Hanau
Iroquois Confederation (except Oneidas)
June 14, 1777–October 17, 1777 Decisive American victory:

Philadelphia Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain
HesseHesse-Kassel
Ansbach-Bayreuth
1777–1778 British occupation then evacuation of Philadelphia
Western Theater
Part of the American Revolutionary War
American Indians
Great Britain
1775–1782 Military stalemate, U.S. diplomatic victory; Spanish Louisiana successfully defended
Chickamauga Wars (1776–1794)
Part of the American Revolutionary War
Part of the American Indian Wars
American Indians
Great Britain
Cherokee NationCherokee
Shawnee

Ojibway
Creek
Chickamauga

Miami
MingoKickapoo
Lenape
Mascouten
Potawatomi
Sauk
Wyandot
1776–1794 Decisive American victory; U.S. diplomatic victory, American rights in Treaty of Parissuccessfully defended

Britain recognizes independence of the United States and cedes forts and influence in Indian territory.

Northern Theater
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain 1778–1782  ???
Southern Theatre
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain 1775–1782 Decisive Franco/American victory, Surrender of British army at Yorktown
Yorktown Campaign
Part of the American Revolutionary War
 Great Britain
 Ansbach-Bayreuth
HesseHesse-Kassel
January – October, 1781 Decisive Franco/American victory
Northwest Indian War or
Little Turtle’s War or
Miami Campaign
Western Confederacy
Canadian Militia
1785–1795 U.S. victory, Treaty of Greenville
Quasi-War or
Franco-American War or
Half War
FranceFrench Republic 1798–1800 Indecisive United States Victory; end of French privateer attacks on U.S. shipping; U.S. neutrality and renunciation of claims against France
First Barbary War or
Barbary Coast War or
Tripolitan War
Ottoman EmpireVilayet of Tripoli
Flag of Morocco 1666 1915.svgMorocco
1801–1805 American victory, peace treaty
Tecumseh’s War or
Tecumseh’s Rebellion
Tecumseh’s Confederacy August – November 1811 American victory, peace treaty
War of 1812 or
Second War of Independence
 British Empire
Shawnee
Red Sticks
Ojibway
Chickamauga
Meskwaki
Iroquois
Miami
Mingo
Odawa
Kickapoo
Lenape
Mascouten
Potawatomi
Sauk
Wyandot
June 18, 1812 – March 23, 1815 Treaty of Ghent
Status quo ante bellum
Atlantic Theatre
Part of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1812–1815 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Chesapeake Campaign
Part of the Atlantic Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1813–1814 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Great Lakes and Western Theatre
Part of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1812–1815 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Canadian Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1812–1813 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
American Northwest Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1813 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Niagara Frontier Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1813–1814 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
St. Lawrence and Lower Canada Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1813–1814 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Niagara and Plattsburgh Campaigns
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1814 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
American West Campaign
Part of the Great Lakes and Western Theatre of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1813–1814 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Southern Theatre
Part of the War of 1812
 British Empire 1814–1815 Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum
Creek War
Part of the Southern Theatre of the War of 1812
Red StickCreek 1813–1814 U.S./Allied Native American victory
Second Barbary War or
Algerian War
Dz.flag.gifAlgiers 1815 American victory
First Seminole War Seminole
SpainSpanish Florida
November 22, 1817 – April 12, 1818 American victory
West Indies Anti-Piracy Operations CaribbeanPirates 1817–1825 United States victory
African Anti-Slavery Operations AfricanSlave Traders 1819–1861 Atlantic slave trade suppressed by 1865
Callao Affair  Spain November 5–6, 1820 Spanish vow to punish those responsible for attacks on American shipping.
Arikara War Arikara 1823 The Arikara eventually settled with the Mandan and Hidatsa on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota
Aegean Anti-Piracy Operations GreekPirates 1825–1828 United States victory
Winnebago War or
Le Fèvre Indian War
Prairie La CrosseHo-Chunks, with a few allies 1827 U.S. victory; Ho-Chunks cede lead mining region to the U.S.
Black Hawk War or
Black Hawk Campaign
Black Hawk’s British Band, with Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi allies May–August 1832 United States victory
First Sumatran Expedition Chiefdom of Kuala Batee February 6 – 9, 1832 United States victory
United States Exploring Expedition Fiji


Samoa


Tabiteuea

1838–1842 Successful expedition, victory in battle against aborigionals
Second Seminole War or
Florida War
Seminole December 23, 1835 – August 14, 1842 3,800 Seminoles transported to Indian Territory, 300 left in Everglades
Second Sumatran Expedition Chiefdom of Quallah Battoo December 1838 – January 1839 United States victory, Malays agree to cease attacks on American vessels
Capture of Monterey  Mexico October 19–20, 1842 United States captures Monterey
Battle of Kororareka Maori March 11, 1845 Successful British and American rescue operations
Mexican–American War or
Mexican War
 Mexico April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848 Decisive United States victory:

Texas Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
 Mexico 1846 Decisive US victory: All Mexican forces pushed out of State of Texas, Mexican bandits suppressed
Conquest of California
Part of the Mexican-American War
 Mexico 1846–1847 Decisive US victory:

Republic of California united with the United States

New Mexico and Arizona Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
 Mexico 1846–1847 Decisive US victory:

  • All Mexican forces pushed out of region
  • Territory annexed to the US
  • Indian tribal nations recognize US suzerainty

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Pacific Coast Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
 Mexico 1847–1848 Decisive US victory

  • Indian tribal nations recognize US suzerainty
Mexico City Campaign
Part of the Mexican-American War
 Mexico 1847 Decisive US victory

Navajo Wars Navajo 1858–1866 United States victory, Long Walk of the Navajo
Cayuse War Cayuse 1847–1855 United States victory
Pitt River Expedition Tolowa
Nomlaki
Chimariko
Wintun
April 28 – September 13, 1850  ???
Apache Wars Apache
Ute
Yavapai
1851–1900 Decisive American victory,
Apaches moved to reservations
Bombardment of San Juan del Norte or
Bombardment of Greytown
Nicaragua July 13, 1854 U.S. victory, town severely damaged
Battle of Ty-ho Bay ChinesePirates August 4, 1855 Anglo-American victory
First Fiji Expedition Fiji October 1855 United States victory in battle, objective failed
Yakima War Yakama 1855–1858 American victory, peace treaty
Rogue River Wars Rogue River people 1855–1856 Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations
Puget Sound War Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida and Tlingit
1855–1856 Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations.
Third Seminole War or
Billy Bowlegs War
Seminole 1855–1858 U.S. victory
Second Opium War or
Second Anglo-Chinese War or
Second China War
 Qing Dynasty 1856–1859 Treaty of Tianjin June 18, 1858
Second Fiji Expedition Fiji 6–16 October 1858 United States victory
Paraguay Expedition  Paraguay 1859 Paraguay extended an apology to the United States, indemnified the family of the slain Water Witch crewman, and granted the United States a new and highly advantageous commercial treaty
Reform War MexicoConservatives March 6, 1860 United States victory
Paiute War or
Paiute Indian War or
Pyramid Lake War
Paiute
Bannock
Shoshone
1860 United States victory
American Civil War or
War Between the States
 Confederate States of America April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865 Unionvictory:

Reconstruction 1867-1877 Stalemate:

  • Union Military governments overthrown
  • Southern States re-admitted
Eastern Theater
Part of the American Civil War
 Confederate States of America 1861–1865 Union victory
Western Theater
Part of the American Civil War
 Confederate States of America 1861–1865 Union victory
Lower Seaboard Theater
Part of the American Civil War
 Confederate States of America 1862–1865 Union victory
Trans-Mississippi Theater
Part of the American Civil War
 Confederate States of America 1862–1865 Union victory
Pacific Coast Theater
Part of the American Civil War
 Confederate States of America 1862–1865 Union victory
Dakota War of 1862 or
Sioux Uprising or
Sioux Outbreak of 1862
Pine Ridge Flag.svgDakota Sioux August 17 – December 26, 1862 United States victory
Bombardment of Qui Nhon or
Cochinchina Campaign
Early Nguyen Dynasty Flag.svgNguyen Dynasty July 31, 1861 United States victory, fort silenced
Colorado War Cheyenne
Arapaho
1863–1865 United States victory
Battles for ShimonosekiBattles for ShimonosekiChoshu DomainJuly 20, 1863 – September 6, 1864Decisive Allied victory
Powder River Expedition or
Connor Expedition
Sioux
Cheyenne
Arapaho
1865 U.S. victory; raids along Bozeman trail stopped
Snake War Paiute
Bannock
Shoshone
1864–1868 U.S. victory
Red Cloud’s War or
Bozeman War or
Powder River War
Lakota
Cheyenne
Arapaho
1866–1868 United States victory:

Formosa Expedition or
Taiwan Expedition of 1867
Paiwan June 1867 United States objectives failed
Comanche Campaign or
Comanche War
Cheyenne
Arapaho
Comanche
Kiowa
1867–1875 United States victory
Battle of Boca Teacapan MexicanPirates June 17, 1870 United States victory
Korean Expedition or
Shinmiyangyo
Joseon Dynasty June 1, 1871 – July 3, 1871 United States military victory, United States diplomatic failure; Korean-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce
Modoc War or
Modoc Campaign or
Lava Beds War
Modoc July 6, 1872 – June 4, 1873 United States victory
Oahu Expedition Emmaites February 12, 1874 American and British forces quell riot.
Red River War Cheyenne
Arapaho
Comanche
Kiowa
June 27, 1874 – June 1875 United States victory; end to the Texas-Indian Wars
Black Hills War or
Great Sioux War of 1876–77 or
Little Big Horn Campaign
Lakota
Northern Cheyenne
Arapaho
1876–1877 United States victory
Nez Perce War or
Nez Perce Campaign
Nez Perce 1877 United States victory
Bannock War or
Bannock Campaign
Bannock
Shoshone
1878 United States victory
Cheyenne War or
Cheyenne Campaign
Cheyenne 1878–1879 United States victory
Sheepeater Indian War Shoshone 1879 United States victory
White River War or
Ute War or
Ute Campaign
Ute 1879–1880 United States victory
Egyptian Expedition or
Second Anglo-Egyptian War
EgyptUrabiRebels June – July 1882 United States forces protect consulate from rebels and extinguish fires
Colombian Civil War Colombianrebels March 30-April 24, 1885 Colon destroyed, rebels retreat, American hostages released; Ambrose Light and Colombian rebels captured
Samoan Crisis or
First Samoan Civil War
 German Empire 1887–1889 Both squadrons wrecked
Pine Ridge Campaign or
Ghost Dance War
Sioux November 1890 – January 1891 United States victory
Bering Sea Anti-Poaching Operations Bering SeaPoachers June 22 – October 5, 1891 Suppression of seal poaching in the Bering Sea
Chilean Civil War  Chile 1891 United States Navy seizes Chilean ship; Breakdown of American and Chilean relations
Rio de Janeiro Affair BrazilianRebels January 21–9, 1894 United States victory, objective completed
Second Samoan Civil War Mataafans 1898–1899 Mataafan victory, Mata’afa Iosefo becomes high chief of Samoa; United States acquires American Samoa, Germany acquires German Samoa
Spanish-American War  Spain April 25 – August 12, 1898 United States victory:

Pacific Theater
Part of the Spanish-American War
 Spain 1898 US victory
Philippine Campaign
Part of the Pacific Theatre of the Spanish-American War
 Spain 1898 Expulsion of the Spanish colonial government during Spanish-American War (1898)
Guam Campaign
Part of the Pacific Theatre of the Spanish-American War
 Spain 1898 United States victory:

  • United States captures Guam
Caribbean Theater
Part of the Spanish-American War
 Spain 1898 US victory
Cuban Campaign
Part of the Caribbean Theatre of the Spanish-American War
 Spain 1898 US victory
Puerto Rican Campaign
Part of the Caribbean Theatre of the Spanish-American War
 Spain 1898 Militarily inconclusive, Spain cedes Puerto Rico in accordance with the accords of the Treaty of Paris of 1898
Philippine Insurrection or
Philippine–American War or
Philippine War of Independence
PhilippinesFirst Philippine Republic
Philippine revolution flag kkk1.svgRevolutionary forces
PhilippinesPulajanes
June 2, 1899 – July 4, 1902 United States victory and dissolution of the First Philippine Republic; The Philippines becomes an unincorporated territory of the United States
Moro Rebellion Late 19th Century Flag of Sulu.svgSultanate of Sulu
MoroMoro
1899–1913 United States victory
Boxer Rebellion or
The Boxer Uprising
Righteous Harmony Society
Qing DynastyQing Empire
September 28, 1899 – August 15, 1900 Alliance victory
Occupation of Nicaragua or
Nicaraguan Campaign
Liberal rebels 1912–1933 United States victory
Mexican Revolution or
Mexican Expedition or
Pancho Villa Expedition
 Mexico
Flag of the Yaqui tribe.pngYaqui
April 21, 1914 – June 16, 1919 Porfirio Diaz ousted from power and exiled in France, Convention of Aguascalientes between revolutionary leaders, Mexican Constitution of 1917 enacted, assassination of important revolutionary leaders Madero, Zapata and Carranza, founding of the National Revolutionary Party
Occupation of Haiti or
Haitian Campaign or
Caco War
 Haiti
Caco rebels
July 28, 1915 – August 1, 1934 United States victory, Cacos defeated, Haiti occupied.
Occupation of the Dominican Republic or
Dominican Campaign
 Dominican Republic 1916–1924 United States victory, Dominican Republic occupied.
World War I or
First World War or
Great War
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
1917–1918 Armistice with Germany November 11, 1918
Paris Peace Conference 1919
Treaty of Berlin (August 25, 1921)
Treaty of Trianon (in part); Alliedvictory:

European Theatre
Part of World War I
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
1917–1918 Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Western Front
Part of the European Theatre of World War I
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
1917–1918 Allied victory. Collapse of the German Empire.
Italian Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War I
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
1917–1918 Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles
Asian and Pacific Theatre
Part of World War I
 Germany 1917–1918 Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles
First Battle of the Atlantic
Part of World War I
 Germany 1917–1918 Allied victory; Treaty of Versailles
Russian Civil War  Russia 1918–1920 Allied withdrawal from Russia
North Russia Campaign
Part of the Russian Civil War
 Russia 1918–1920 Allied withdrawal
Siberian Intervention
Part of the Russian Civil War
 Russia 1918–1920 Allied withdrawal
World War II or
Second World War
 Empire of Japan
 Nazi Germany
 Fascist Italy
 Italian Social Republic
 Bulgaria
 Hungary
 Romania
December 7, 1941 – September 2, 1945 Allied victory:

Second Battle of the Atlantic
Part of World War II
 Germany
 Italy
FranceVichy France
1941–1945 Decisive Allied victory
Pacific War
Part of World War II
 Empire of Japan

 Thailand
IndiaArzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind

1941–1945 Decisive Allied victory
End of World War II:

Burma Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan

 Thailand
IndiaFree India

  Decisive Allied victory, leading to later Independence of Burma in 1948
New Guinea Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan   Allied victory
Aleutian Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan June 3, 1942 – August 15, 1943 Allied victory
Guadalcanal Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan August 7, 1942 – February 9, 1943 Strategic Allied victory
Solomon Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan January 1942 – August 21, 1945 Decisive Allied victory
Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan November, 1943 – February, 1944 Allied victory
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan June – November, 1944 American victory
Philippines Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan
PhilippinesSecond Philippine Republic
October 20, 1944–September 2, 1945 Allied victory; Allied forces liberate the Philippines
Volcano and Ryukyu Islands Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan January – June, 1945 Allied victory
Borneo Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan 1 May – 1 August 1945 Allied victory; the Japanese are pushed further from Australia
Japan Campaign
Part of the Pacific War of World War II
 Empire of Japan 16 February – 23 July 1945 Allied victory
Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theatres
Part of World War II
 Germany
 Italy
FranceVichy France
 Italian Social Republic
1941–1945 Allied victory
Algeria-French Morocco Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
FranceVichy France
 Germany (naval participation in Morocco)
8–16 November 1942 Allied victory
Anzio Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Germany
 Italian Social Republic
January 22, 1944 – June 4, 1944 Operation successful; VI Corps established beachhead; Battle of Anzio followed
Egypt–Libya Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany 1942–1943 Allied forces finally succeed in driving all Axis forces out of Libya
Naples-Foggia Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany
Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)Italy
(to 8 September)
3 September 1943 – 16 September 1943 Allied victory
North Apennines Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Germany
 Italian Social Republic
25 August-17 December 1944 Inconclusive
Po Valley Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Germany
 Italian Social Republic
6 April 1945 – 2 May 1945 Decisive Allied victory:

  • German surrender in Italy
  • Italian Social Republic disestablished
Rome-Arno Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Germany 22 Jan 1944 – 9 Sep 1944 German resistance crumbled
Sicily Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Italy
 Germany
9 July – 17 August 1943 Allied victory
Southern France Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Germany 15 August 1944 – 14 September 1944 Allied victory
Tunisia Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
 Germany
 Italy
17 November 1942 – 13 May 1943 Decisive Allied victory
European Theatre
Part of World War II
 Germany
 Italy
FranceVichy France
 Italian Social Republic
Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946)Hungary
1942–1945 Decisive Allied victory:

  • Fall of Nazi Germany (concurrently with Eastern Front)
  • Fall of Fascist Italy
  • Liberation of occupied countries in Western and Northern Europe
  • Partition of Germany (1945)
Normandy Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany 6 June 1944 – mid-July 1944 Decisive Allied victory
Northern France Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany 6 June – 25 August 1944 Decisive Allied victory
Rhineland Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany 25 August 1944 – March 1945 Allied victory
Ardennes-Alsace Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany 16 December 1944 – 28 January 1945 Allied victory
Central Europe Campaign
Part of the European Theatre of World War II
Nazi GermanyGermany
Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946)Hungary
February 8, 1945 – May 8, 1945 Allied victory
Cold War  Soviet Union
 Yugoslavia
BulgariaBulgaria
CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia
HungaryHungary
PolandPoland
RomaniaRomania
East GermanyEast Germany
AlbaniaAlbania
 People’s Republic of China
 North Korea
 Cuba
 North Vietnam
CambodiaKhmer Rouge
AfghanistanAfghanistan
 Grenada
1947–1991 Dissolution of the USSR; United States becomes world’s sole superpower
First Indochina War or
French Indochina War
Part of the Cold War
North VietnamDemocratic Republic of Vietnam
LaosPathet Lao
CambodiaKhmer Issarak
 People’s Republic of China
 Soviet Union
1950–1954 Geneva Conference
Departure of the French from Indochina
Korean War or
Korean Conflict or
The Forgotten War

Part of the Cold War
 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
 People’s Republic of China
 Soviet UnionBulgariaBulgaria
CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia
HungaryHungary
PolandPoland
RomaniaRomania
1950–1953 Cease-fire armistice, North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled, UN invasion of North Korea repelled, Chinese invasion of South Korea repelled, Korean Demilitarized Zone established, little territorial change at the 38th parallel border, essentially uti possidetis
Second Indochina War or
Vietnam War or
Vietnam Conflict

Part of the Cold War
Flag of Vietnam.svgDemocratic Republic of Vietnam
FNL Flag.svgNational Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF)
 People’s Republic of China
 Soviet Union
1953–1975 Withdrawal of American forces from Indochina, Dissolution of South Vietnam, Communist governments take power in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Laotian Civil War or
Secret War

Part of the Second Indochina War of the Cold War
LaosPathet Lao
North VietnamDemocratic Republic of Vietnam
1953–1975 Establishment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
1958 Lebanon crisis or
Operation Blue Bat
 Lebanese Rebels July 15 – October 25, 1958 Opposition successfully intimidated
Bay of Pigs Invasion  Cuba April 17 – April 19, 1961 Cuban government victory
Cambodian Civil War
Part of the Second Indochina War of the Cold War
Flag of Cambodia.svgNational United Front of Kampuchea
CPKbanner.svgKhmer Rouge
Flag of Vietnam.svgDemocratic Republic of Vietnam
FNL Flag.svgNational Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF)
1970–1975 Fall of the Khmer Republic to the Khmer Rouge; creation of Democratic Kampuchea; Beginning of Cambodian Genocide
Invasion of the Dominican Republic or
Operation Power Pack

Part of the Cold War
 Dominican Republic
Supported by:
 Cuba
April 28, 1965 – September 1966 United States victory, Juan Bosch excluded from Presidency, election of Joaquín Balaguer
Invasion of Grenada or
Operation Urgent Fury

Part of the Cold War
 Grenada
 Cuba
25 October – 15 December 1983 Decisive United States/CPF victory
Lebanese Civil War or
Multinational Force in Lebanon
Shia militia
Flag of Druze.svgDruze miltia
 Syria
August 24, 1982 – February 7, 1984 Withdrawal starting February 7
1981 Gulf of Sidra incident or
First Gulf of Sidra Incident
LibyaLibya August 19, 1981 US victory; Deterioration of Libya – United States relations
Action in the Gulf of Sidra or
Operation Prairie Fire
LibyaLibya March 1986 Tactical US victory
Bombing of Libya or
Operation El Dorado Canyon
LibyaLibya April 15, 1986 Tactical US victory
Iran-Iraq War or
Operation Earnest Will or
Tanker War
 Iran 1987–1988 Operation Prime Chance, Operation Nimble Archer, Operation Praying Mantis; US victory
1989 Gulf of Sidra incident or
Second Gulf of Sidra Incident
LibyaLibya January 4, 1989 US victory; Deterioration of Libya – United States relations
Invasion of Panama or
Operation Just Cause
 PanamaPDF 20 December 1989 – 12 January 1990 Decisive United States victory
Gulf War or
Persian Gulf War or
Operation Desert Storm
Iraq August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991 Coalitionvictory:

Iraqi no-fly zones  Iraq 1991–2003 Operation Provide Comfort, Operation Southern Watch, Cruise missile strikes on Iraq (June 1993), Cruise missile strikes on Iraq (1996), Operation Northern Watch, Operation Desert Fox, Operation Southern Focus; Coalition victory
Somali Civil War or
Operation Restore Hope
Somalia Various Somali factions 1992–1994 Multinational success
Bosnian War or
Operation Deliberate Force
 Republika Srpska 1993–1995 Dayton Accords
Operation Uphold Democracy  Haiti 19 September 1994 – 31 March 1995 Reinstatement of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as President of Haiti
Bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan or
Operation Infinite Reach
Flag of Jihad.svgAl-Qaeda
Harakat flag.pngHarkat-ul-Mujahideen
SudanNational Islamic Front
August 20, 1998 Disputed
Kosovo War or
Operation Allied Force or
Operation Noble Anvil
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia March 24 – June 10, 1999 Kumanovo Treaty, UN Security Council Resolution 1244; Reflagged as KFOR in 1999 in support of Operation Joint Guardian
War on Terror Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svgAl-Qaeda
Flag of Taliban.svgTaliban
Caucasian militants
Flag of Jihad.svgAl-Shabaab
Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svgIslamic Courts Union
IraqIraqi insurgents
Flag of Hamas.svgHamas
Hezbollah
Flag of the Ba'ath Party.svgBaath Party Loyalists
7 October, 2001 – present Ongoing:

Operation Enduring Freedom
Part of the War on Terror
In Afghanistan:

In the Philippines:

In Somalia:

In Sahara:

7 October 2001 – present Conflicts ongoing;

  • Taliban regime overthrown but their forces still fight ISAF and Afghan government forces
  • Killing of Osama bin Laden
Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan or
War in Afghanistan
Part of Operation Enduring Freedom of the War on Terror
Insurgent groups:


2001 Invasion:

October 7, 2001 – present Conflict ongoing:

Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines or
Operation Freedom Eagle
Part of Operation Enduring Freedom of the War on Terror
Flag of Jihad.svgJemaah Islamiyah
Flag of Jihad.svgAbu Sayyaf
Flag of Jihad.svgRajah Sulaiman Movement
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svgal-Qaeda
15 January 2002 – ongoing Conflict ongoing
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Part of Operation Enduring Freedom of the War on Terror
Insurgents:
Flag of Jihad.svgal-Itihaad al-Islamiya (Dis)
Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svgIslamic Courts Union (Dis)
Flag of the Islamic Courts Union crossed swords.svgHarakat al-Shabaab Mujahedeen
Flag of Jihad.svgHizbul Islam (Dis)

Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svgal-Qaeda


See: Somali Civil WarPirates:
Somali Pirates

  • Somali Marines
  • National Volunteer Coast Guard (NVCG)
  • Marka group
  • Puntland Group

Yemeni Pirates

7 October 2002 – present Conflict ongoing
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
Part of Operation Enduring Freedom of the War on Terror
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svgal-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb 6 February 2007 – ongoing Conflict ongoing
Operation Iraqi Freedom or
Iraq War
Part of the War on Terror
Insurgent groups:
Baath PartyLoyalists
Islamic State of Iraq
al-Qaeda in Iraq(2003–11)
Mahdi Army
Special Groups
Islamic Army of Iraq
Ansar al-Sunnah


IraqIraq under Saddam Hussein

March 20, 2003 – December 15, 2011 Coalition combat operations concluded, low level internal conflict ongoing:

War in North-West Pakistan or
Operation Freedom Eagle
Part of the War on Terror
AfghanistanTaliban
AfghanistanTehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
AfghanistanTNSM
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svgAl-Qaeda
Flag of Jihad.svgLashkar-e-Islam
Flag of Jihad.svgIslamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Ghazi Force
March 16, 2004 – ongoing Conflict ongoing:

  • Ongoing insurgency
  • Large part of FATA under Taliban control
  • Shifting public support for the Pakistani government
Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
Part of the War on Terror
Islamic Emirate of Abyan
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svgal-Qaedain the Arabian Peninsula
Flag of the Islamic Courts Union crossed swords.svgHarakat al-Shabaab Mujahideen
January 14, 2010 – ongoing Conflict ongoing
Second Liberian Civil War Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy
Movement for Democracy in Liberia
2003 US Forces withdraw in 2003 after UNMIL is established
2004 Haitian rebellion HaitiNational Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Haïti 2004 Aristide ousted; interim government installed
2011 Libyan civil war or
Operation Odyssey Dawn
LibyaLibyan Arab Jamahiriya:

March 19 – October 23, 2011 Death of Muammar Gaddafi

Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency Lord’s Resistance Army 2011 Conflict Ongoing

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