Template talk:American conflicts

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This is a nice looking template, but shouldn't it be called "Military conflicts of the United States" or "Wars involving the United States" to make the scope more clear. As it stands I thought is was covering all wars in the Americas when I first saw it. Eluchil404 14:24, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

The list cannot have off-beat terms not in common use (like "Sixty Year War"), and cannot include trivial events. Keep to serious conflicts or this template is highly misleading. Rjensen 05:14, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
The Vietnam War was an international war rather than an "external conflict" as a number of nations were involved. 220.253.146.79 23:26, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't these conflicts be referred to by their more useful national, historical, and geographic names rather than US department of defense code names, which almost no one remembers?

Sections[edit]

I moved the Indian Wars to the external conflicts section, since they are by definition. Besides, I don't really get the difference between "external" and "international".

193.253.199.143 05:52, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I second this confusion about the difference between "external" and "international" conflicts. Panama is another nation, isn't it? Wasn't that conflict thus international? 71.57.90.83 01:00, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Colombia[edit]

What about Colombia? the Colombian armed conflict is financed in part by the United States through the billion dollar worth Plan Colombia, should this be included in the template?--F3rn4nd0 (Roger - Out) 02:44, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Grossly lacking[edit]

Alright, either the heading has to be changed to something a bit more conservative than "conflicts involving the U.S.", or this Template is grossly lacking. The following are some omissions that jump to mind...

See also Military history of the United States and Covert U.S. regime change actions. - Eric (talk) 19:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

A proposal to replace the current American conflicts navbox:

Any thoughts? - Eric (talk) 20:16, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I think this makes far more sense - External is International by definition. best, Sunil060902 (talk) 12:46, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
my 2 (euro)cents: seems to me that the authors/editors of the template has taken "military" for "land forces" e.g. US Army; indeed in the current list are absent major conflict whose has involved only the US Navy, for example, the two barbary wars and the Tampico Affair culminated in the Veracruz Landing. This, IMHO, of course. Best regards from Italy, dott.Piergiorgio (talk) 16:26, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Mormon War dablink in this template[edit]

I've changed the Mormon War link back to 1838 Mormon War again, because Mormon War is a dab page not an article and it causes problem dablinks to be created - see Wikipedia:Disambiguation_pages_with_links/Maintenance. 1838 Mormon War is the name of the article on the conflict in question. If there's some stylistic reason, perhaps to do with dates in titles, why this name should not appear in the template, please consider replacing it with Missouri Mormon War, which will redirect to the appropriate article, rather than just reverting again to the undisambiguated "Mormon War" link. Thanks. Karenjc 14:57, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Battle of Athens[edit]

I'm not seeing how U.S. military forces were involved, why is this "battle" included in this template? Aboutmovies (talk) 19:17, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, re the 1946 "Battle of Athens" involving the county sheriff's department - if that why not the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral? If it is to include US Military forces, perhaps the state militias (?) but not sheriffs (?) Hugo999 (talk) 01:29, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Questionable links...[edit]

These were in no way armed conflicts, let alone "major armed conflicts". Bsimmons666 (talk) 02:19, 13 January 2010 (UTC)