List of wars involving the United States

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This is a list of direct armed conflicts involving the United States of America (currently 100) since its founding during the American Revolution.

18th century wars[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
American Revolutionary War
(1775–1783)

Location: Eastern North America, Gibraltar, British India, Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic

The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, which began negotiations between Great Britain and the United States.
 United States
Kingdom of France France
Spain Spain

Iroquois

Watauga Association
Catawba
Lenape
Choctaw


 Netherlands


Mysore

 Great Britain
Loyalists
Holy Roman Empire German Auxiliaries

Iroquois

Cherokee

Victory
Chickamunga War
(1776–1795)

Location: Old Southwest

 United States Cherokee Victory
Northwest Indian War
(1785–1793)

Location: Northwest Territory

A depiction of the Treaty of Greenville negotiations.
 United States
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Western Confederacy

Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain

Victory
Whiskey Rebellion
(1791–1794)

Location: Western Pennsylvania

George Washington reviews troops before their march to suppress the rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
 United States Frontier tax protesters Victory
  • Armed resistance eliminated.
  • Minor tax evasion
Quasi-War
(1798–1800)
Part of the French Revolutionary Wars

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

U.S. Marines escorting French prisoners.
 United States

Co-belligerent:
 Great Britain

France France

Co-belligerent:
Spain Spain

Indecisive
  • Peaceful cessation of Franco-American alliance
  • End of French privateer attacks on American shipping
  • American neutrality and renunciation of claims against France

19th century wars[edit]

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

Location: Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tripoli.

Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon at Derna, April 1805.
 United States
 Sweden
Flag of Tripoli 18th century.svg Eyalet of Tripolitania

Morocco Sultanate of Morocco

Victory
  • Peace treaty
1811 German Coast Uprising
(1811)

Location: Territory of Orleans

 United States Rebel slaves

Supported by:
HaitiHaiti

Victory
  • Suppression and later trials
Tecumseh's War
(1811)

Location: Northwest River Ohio

 United States Tecumseh's Confederacy Victory
  • Peace treaty
War of 1812
(1812–1815)

Location: Eastern and Central North America

The Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle and most one-sided engagement of the war.
 United States
Choctaw
Cherokee Nation
Creek Allies
British Empire United Kingdom

Tecumseh's Confederacy
Spain Spain (1814)

Stalemate
Creek War
(1813–1814)

Location: Southern United States

William Weatherford surrendering to Andrew Jackson after the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
 United States
Lower Creeks
Cherokee Nation
Choctaw
Red Stick Creek Victory
Second Barbary War
(1815)
Part of the Barbary Wars

Location: Mediterranean Sea and the Barbary states.

Decatur's Squadron off Algiers.
 United States Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg Regency of Algiers Victory
  • Peace treaty
First Seminole War
(1817–1818)

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Barracks and tents at Fort Brooke near Tampa Bay.
 United States Seminole

Spain Spanish Florida

Victory
Texas-Indian wars
(1820–1875)

Location: Texas

A Kiowa ledger drawing depicting a battle between Southern Plains Indians and the U.S. Army during the Red River War.
 Spain

 Mexico


 Republic of Texas
 United States

Comanche Victory
Arikara War
(1823)

Location: Missouri River

 United States Arikara Victory
Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations
(1825–1828)

Location: Off Greece, Aegean Sea

Greek pirate boats attacking the HMS Comet.
 United States First Hellenic Republic Greek Pirates Victory
  • Defeat of Greek pirates
  • HMS Comet liberated by American forces
  • Message of thanks issued to Louis Goldsborough from the British government
Winnebago War
(1827)

Location: Illinois and Michigan Territory

 United States Prairie La Crosse Ho-Chunks
with a few allies
Victory
  • Ho-Chunks cede lead mining region to the United States
First Sumatran expedition
(1832)

Location: Aceh Sultanate

U.S. Infantry assaulting the Acehnese forts at Kuala Batu in 1832.
 United States
 Netherlands
Chiefdom of Kuala Batee Victory
Black Hawk War
(1832)

Location: Illinois and Michigan Territory

Native women and children fleeing the Battle of Bad Axe.
 United States
Ho-Chunk
Menominee
Dakota
Potawatomi
Black Hawks British Band
Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi allies
Victory
Second Seminole War
(1835–1842)

Location: Florida, United States

This view of a Seminole village shows the log cabins they lived in prior to the disruptions of the Second Seminole War.
 United States Seminole Victory
Patriot War
(1838)

Location: Great Lakes Basin

The Battle of the Windmill, Prescott
United Kingdom United Kingdom

 United States

Republic of Canada
Hunters' Lodge
Victory
Second Sumatran expedition
(1838)

Location: Aceh Sultanate

 United States
 Netherlands
Chiefdom of Kuala Batee Victory
Mexican–American War
(1846–1848)

Location: Texas, New Mexico, California, and Mexico

U.S. Marines storming Capultepec Castle under a large American flag. Now victorious, it paved the way for the Fall of Mexico City.
 United States
California Republic
 Mexico Victory
Cayuse War
(1847–1855)

Location: Oregon

 United States Cayuse Victory
Apache Wars
(1851–1900)

Location: Southwestern United States

 United States Apache
Ute
Yavapai
Victory
Puget Sound War
(1855–1856)

Location: Washington

 United States
Snoqualmie
Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida
Tlingit
Victory
First Fiji Expedition
(1855)

Location: Fiji

 United States Fiji Victory
Rogue River Wars
(1855–1856)

Location: Rogue Valley

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

Location: Pensacola, Florida

A U.S. Marine boat expedition searching the Everglades during the Second Seminole War.
 United States Seminole Victory
Yakima War
(1855–1858)

Location: Washington Territory

Seattleites evacuate to the town blockhouse as USS Decatur opens fire on advancing tribal forces.
 United States
Snoqualmie
Yakama
Walla Walla tribe
Umatilla tribe
Nez Perce tribe
Cayuse tribe
Victory
  • Peace treaty
Second Opium War
(1856–1859)

Location: China

Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle, by Émile Bayard
United Kingdom British Empire
France French Empire
 United States
Flag of the Qing dynasty (1889-1912).svg Qing dynasty Victory
Utah War
(1857–1858)

Location: Utah Territory and Wyoming

 United States Deseret / Utah Mormons (Nauvoo Legion) Resolution
  • 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)

Location: New Mexico

Fort Defiance
 United States Navajo Victory
Second Fiji Expedition
(1859)

Location: Fiji

 United States Fiji Victory
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
(1859)

Location: West Virginia

Harper's Weekly illustration of U.S. Marines attacking John Brown's "Fort" Teresa Baine
 United States Abolitionist Insurgents Victory
First and Second Cortina War
(1859–1861)

Location: Texas and Mexico

United States United States

Confederate States of America Confederate States

Mexico Mexican Paramilitary Forces Victory
Paiute War
(1860)

Location: Pyramid Lake, Nevada

 United States Paiute
Shoshone
Bannock
Victory
American Civil War
(1861–1865)

Location: United States

The Battle of Antietam, by Kurz & Allison.
 United States  Confederate States Victory
Yavapai Wars
(1861–1875)

Location: Arizona

 United States Yavapai
Apache
Yuma
Mohave
Victory
Dakota War of 1862
(1862)

Location: Minnesota and Dakota

The Siege of New Ulm, Minnesota on August 19, 1862
 United States Dakota Sioux Victory
Colorado War
(1863–1865)

Location: Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska

 United States Cheyenne
Arapaho
Sioux
Victory
Shimonoseki War
(1863–1864)

Location: Kanmon Straits

Capture of a Choshu battery at Shimonoseki by British sailors and marines.
 British Empire
 Dutch Empire
France French Empire
 United States
Flag of Choshu domain.svg Chōshū Domain Victory
  • Chōshū pays an indemnity of $3,000,000.
Snake War
(1864–1868)

Locations: Oregon, Nevada, California, and Idaho

 United States Paiute
Bannock
Shoshone
Victory
Powder River War
(1865)

Location: Powder River State

 United States Sioux
Cheyenne
Arapaho
Inconclusive
Red Cloud's War
(1866–1868)

Location: Powder River State

 United States Lakota
Cheyenne
Arapaho
Defeat
Formosa Expedition
(1867)

Location: Southern Formosa

 United States Paiwan aboriginals Indecisive
  • Formosan retreat
  • American withdrawal
Comanche Campaign
(1867–1875)

Location: Western United States

 United States Cheyenne
Arapaho
Comanche
Kiowa
Victory
United States expedition to Korea
(1871)

Location: Ganghwado

American forces after capturing the Deokjin Fort during the Battle of Ganghwa in 1871.
 United States Flag of the king of Joseon.svg Joseon Dynasty Victory
Modoc War
(1872–1873)

Location: California and Oregon

Engraving of soldiers recovering the bodies of the slain May 3, 1873.
 United States Modoc Victory
Red River War
(1874–1875)

Location: Texas

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

Location: Texas and Mexico

Texan soldiers.
 United States Mexican militia Victory
  • Cattle returned to Texas
Great Sioux War of 1876
(1876–1877)

Location: Montana, Dakota and Wyoming

Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn.
 United States Lakota
Dakota
Northern Cheyenne
Arapaho
Victory
  • Legal control of Powder River Country ceded to the United States
Buffalo Hunters' War
(1876–1877)

Location: Texas and Oklahoma

 United States Comanche
Apache
Victory
Nez Perce War
(1877)

Location: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana

 United States Nez Perce
Palouse
Victory
San Elizario Salt War
(1877–1878)

Location: Texas

 United States Tejano militia Victory
  • Uprising suppressed
Bannock War
(1878)

Location: Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming

 United States Bannock
Shoshone
Paiute
Victory
Cheyenne War
(1878–1879)

Location: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana

 United States Cheyenne Victory
Sheepeater Indian War
(1879)

Location: Idaho

 United States Shoshone Victory
Victorio's War
(1879–1881)

Location: Mexico

 United States
 Mexico
Apache Victory
White River War
(1879–1880)

Location: Colorado

 United States Ute Victory
Pine Ridge Campaign
(1890–1891)

Location: South Dakota

Mass grave for the dead Lakota after the conflict at Wounded Knee Creek.
 United States Sioux Victory
Garza Revolution
(1891–1893)

Location: Texas and Mexico

 Mexico
 United States
Garzistas Victory
Rio de Janeiro Affair
(1894)

Location: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cruiser Detroit in the Guanabara Bay during the revolt
 United States Empire of Brazil Brazilian mutineers Victory
  • End of rebel blockade
  • Rio de Janeiro reopened to American commerce
Yaqui Wars
(1896-1918)

Location: Arizona and Mexico

10th Cavalry soldiers holding Yaqui prisoners at their camp in Bear Valley, January 9, 1918.
 United States
Mexico Mexico
Flag of the Yaqui tribe.png Yaqui
Pima
Opata
Victory
Second Samoan Civil War
(1898–1899)

Location: Samoa

Samoa
 United States
Mataafans
 Germany
Compromise
Spanish–American War
(1898)

Location: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam

Battle of Manila Bay painting.
 United States
 Cuba
Philippines Flag Original.svg Philippine Republic
Katipunan
Spain Spain: Victory
Philippine–American War
(1899–1902)

Location: Philippines

A group of Filipino combatants are photographed just as they lay down their weapons prior to their surrender.
 United States  First Philippine Republic
Katagalugan flag.svg Tagalog Republic
First Philippine Republic Pulajanes
 Sulu Sultanate
Sulu Sultanate Moro
Republic of Zamboanga
Republic of Negros
Victory
Moro Rebellion
(1899–1913)

Philippines

Aftermath of the First Battle of Bud Dajo.
 United States
Moro
Remnants of the Sulu Sultanate
Victory
Boxer Rebellion
(1899–1901)

Location: China

The fall of Tianjin.
British Empire United Kingdom
 Russia
 Japan
France France
 United States
 Germany
 Italy
 Austria-Hungary
Righteous Harmony Society (Boxers)
 China
Victory
  • The rebellion was suppressed
  • Signing of the Boxer Protocol
  • Provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing

20th century wars[edit]

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

Location: Oklahoma

Creek prisoners of war.
 United States Creek Victory
Border War
(1910–1919)
Part of the Mexican Revolution

Location: Mexico–United States border

 United States Mexican Carrancistas
Mexico Villista Rebels
Victory
Negro Rebellion
(1912)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Cuba

USS Mississippi in Cuba
Cuba Cuba
 United States
Cuba Cuban PIC Victory
  • Rebellion suppressed
  • Dissolution of the PIC
Occupation of Nicaragua.
(1912–1933)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Nicaragua

Occupation of Nicaragua
 United States
 Nicaragua
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaraguan Liberals
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Sandinistas
Victory
  • Nicaragua occupied until 1933.
  • Great Depression marked US withdrawal in 1933.
  • Change of regime in Nicaragua.
Bluff War
(1914–1915)

Location: Utah and Colorado

Prisoners of the Bluff War in Thompson, Utah, waiting to board a train for their trial in Salt Lake City.
 United States Ute
Paiute
Victory
Occupation of Haiti.
(1915–1934)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Haiti

Occupation of Haiti
 United States
Haiti Haiti
Haiti Haitian Rebels Victory
  • Haiti occupied
Sugar Intervention
(1916–1918)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Cuba

Cuba Cuba
 United States
Cuba Liberal Party of Cuba Victory
  • Uprising quelled.
Occupation of the Dominican Republic
(1916–1924)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Dominican Republic

Occupation of the Dominican Republic.
 United States
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Victory
  • Dominican Republic occupied
World War I
(1917–1918)

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

Two US troops pass by dead German soldiers on a battlefield.
 France
 United Kingdom
 Russia
 United States
Republic of China (1912–49) China
 Italy
 Japan
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
Arab Revolt Hejaz
 Serbia
 Montenegro
 Romania
 Belgium
 Greece
 Portugal
 Brazil
 Germany
 Austria-Hungary
 Ottoman Empire
 Bulgaria
Victory
Russian Civil War
(1918–1920)

Location: Russia, Mongolia, and Iran

US troops march through Russia before the Battle of Romanovka.
Russia White movement
United Kingdom British Empire

 Japan
 Czechoslovakia
 Greece
 Poland
 United States
France France
 Romania
 Serbia
 Italy
Republic of China (1912–49) China

 Russian SFSR
 Far Eastern Republic
Latvian SSR
Ukrainian SSR
Commune of Estonia
Mongolian communists
Defeat
Posey War
(1923)

Location: Utah

Ute and Paiute prisoners of war.
 United States Ute
Paiute
Victory
World War II
(1941–1945)

Location: Europe, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa, North and South America

US troops in Okinawa.
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom
 China
 France
 Poland
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 India
 South Africa
 Mongolia
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Philippines
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Brazil
Mexico Mexico
 Ethiopia
North Vietnam Viet Minh
Korea KLA
 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Hungary
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Finland
 Thailand
 Manchukuo
 Mengjiang
 Croatia
 Slovakia
 Albania
Victory
Korean War
(1950–1953)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Korea

US and South Korean troops in combat.
 South Korea
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 Belgium
Canada
Philippines
 Colombia
 Cuba
Ethiopia
Greece
 Japan
 Luxembourg
Netherlands
 New Zealand
South Africa
 Thailand
 Turkey
 Taiwan
 Guatemala
 El Salvador
 North Korea
 China
 Soviet Union
 Mongolia
 India
Stalemate
  • North Korean invasions of South Korea repelled
  • Subsequent United Nations invasion of North Korea repelled
  • Subsequent Chinese-North Korean-Soviet invasion of South Korea repelled
  • Korean Armistice Agreement. Although this ended the actual fighting in the Korean Peninsula, the war is not (technically) over because a peace treaty was never signed
Lebanon Crisis
(1958)

Location: Lebanon

US Marine sits in a foxhole and points his machine gun toward Beirut.
Lebanon Lebanon
 United States
Lebanon Lebanese Opposition: Victory
Bay of Pigs Invasion
(1961)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Cuba

 United States
Cuba CDRF
Cuba Cuba Defeat
  • Invasion of Cuba suppressed
  • Failed Castro assassination
Simba Rebellion
(1964)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Léopoldville
 Belgium
 United States
Simba rebels Victory
  • Rebellion defeated.
Dominican Civil War
(1965–1966)

Location: Dominican Republic

US soldiers arrive in the Dominican Republic.
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
Brazil Brazil
 Honduras
 Paraguay
 Nicaragua
 Dominican Republic Victory
Vietnam War
(1965–1973[a], 1975[b])
Part of the Cold War and Indochina Wars

Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

US soldiers gathered around dead Viet Cong troops.
 South Vietnam
 United States
 South Korea
 Australia
 New Zealand
 Thailand
 Philippines
Cambodia Khmer Republic
Flag of Laos (1952-1975).svg Kingdom of Laos
 North Vietnam
Viet Cong Viet Cong
Flag of Democratic Kampuchea.svg Khmer Rouge
Laos Pathet Lao
 China
Defeat
Communist insurgency in Thailand
(1965–1983)

Location: Thailand

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

weapons and advisors:
 North Vietnam (until 1976)
 Vietnam (from 1976)
 Soviet Union
China People Republic of China (1971–1978)
Laos Pathet Lao[4]
[5]
Malayan Communist Party
Flag of Democratic Kampuchea.svg Khmer Rouge (until 1978)[4]
[5]
 North Korea[5]

Victory
  • Defeat of communist insurgents.
Shaba II
(1978)

Location: Zaire
(present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)

 Zaire
 France
 Belgium
 United States
State of Katanga Front for the National Liberation of the Congo Victory
Multinational Force in Lebanon
(1982-1984)
Part of the Lebanese Civil War

Location: Lebanon

USS New Jersey fires a salvo from her 16-inch guns during a 1984 deployment off Beirut.
 Italy
 United States
 France
 United Kingdom
Islamic Jihad Organization
Iran Iran
 Syria
Progressive Socialist Party
Amal Movement
Victory
Invasion of Grenada
(1983)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Grenada

American soldiers in mortar positions in Grenada.
 United States
Caribbean Peace Force:

 Barbados
 Jamaica
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

Grenada PRG of Grenada
 Cuba
Military advisors:
Victory
  • Military dictatorship of Hudson Austin deposed
  • Defeat of Cuban military presence
  • Restoration of Constitutional Government
Tanker War
(1987–1988)

Location: Persian Gulf

Iranian frigate Sahand after being attacked by U.S. aircraft.
United States United States Iran Iran Victory
Invasion of Panama
(1989–1990)

Location: Panama

U.S. troops prepare to take a neighborhood in Panama City, December 1989.
 United States  Panama Victory
Gulf War
(1990–1991)

Location: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel

Aftermath of a bombed US position.
 Kuwait
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Canada
 Egypt
 Syria
 Qatar
 Bahrain
 United Arab Emirates
 Oman
 Bangladesh
Iraq Victory
Somali Civil War
(1992–1995)

Location: Somalia

American soldiers on patrol in Somalia.
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Spain
 Saudi Arabia
 Malaysia
 Pakistan
 Italy
 India
 Greece
 Germany
 France
 Canada
 Botswana
 Belgium
 Australia
Somalia Somali National Alliance Victory
Intervention in Haiti
(1994–1995)

Location: Haiti

US troops arrive in Haiti.
 United States
 Poland
 Argentina
 Haiti
Victory
Bosnian War
(1994–1995)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

UN forces deployed in Bosnia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia Herzeg-Bosnia
 Croatia


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

 Republika Srpska
YPA
 Serbian Krajina
Western Bosnia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia
Victory
  • Dayton Accords
  • Internal partition of Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the Dayton Accords
  • Deployment of NATO-led IFOR to oversee the peace agreement
  • Massive civilian casualties for the Bosniak ethnic group
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
Part of the Yugoslav Wars

Location: Serbia

Bombing in Kosovo.
KLA
Albania AFRK
 Albania
 Croatia
 United States
 Belgium
 Canada
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Hungary
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Portugal
 Poland
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia Victory
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ The war reignited on 13 December 1974 with offensive operations by North Vietnam, leading to victory over South Vietnam in under two months.

21st century wars[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result for the United States and/or its Allies
War in Afghanistan
(2001–2014)
Part of the War on Terror

Location: Afghanistan

U.S. troops of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during their clearing of the Sangin District.
 United States
 Afghanistan
ISAF
 United Kingdom

 Azerbaijan
 Germany
 Denmark
 Italy
 France
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 El Salvador
 Armenia
 Georgia
 Norway
 Sweden
 Poland
 Estonia
 Romania
 Turkey
 Bulgaria
 Hungary
 Luxembourg
 Portugal
 Jordan
 Albania
 Iceland
Northern Alliance Supported by:
 India

Afghanistan Taliban

Allied groups


Taliban splinter groups

2001 invasion:
Afghanistan Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Flag of Jihad.svg al-Qaeda

Victory
Iraq War
(2003–2011)
Part of the Iraqi Insurgency and War on Terror

Location: Iraq

U.S. troops of L Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment search a house for insurgents, weapons caches and explosives during a patrol.
 United States
 Iraq
 Azerbaijan

 United Kingdom
 South Korea
 Italy
 Poland
 Australia
 Georgia
 Ukraine
 Estonia
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Denmark
MNF–I

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

Iraq Ba'athist Iraq

Victory - see War on ISIL below
War in North-West Pakistan
(2004–present)
Part of the War on Terror

Location: Pakistan

Airstrike on insurgent forces in Pakistan.
 United States

 Pakistan

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
al-Qaeda
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Lashkar-e-Islam
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Tehreek-e-Shariat

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Ongoing
2011 military intervention in Libya
(2011)
Part of the Libyan Crisis

Location: Libya

US vessels launch missiles in support of the Libyan Civil War.
States enforcing UNSC Resolution 1973:

 NATO

 Jordan
 Qatar
 Sweden
 United Arab Emirates

Libya Victory
War on ISIL (Operation Inherent Resolve)
(2014–present)
Part of the Iraqi Civil War, Syrian Civil War, Second Libyan Civil War,
Boko Haram insurgency, and the War on Terror

Location: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Nigeria

US airstrikes on ISIL positions in Syria.
 United States
IraqIraq
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Australia
 Belgium
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Portugal
 Spain
 Bahrain
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates
Syria Syrian Opposition
 Nigeria
 Chad
 Cameroon
 Niger
 Libya

 Kurdistan


 Syria
 Iran
 Russia

 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Boko Haram

al-Nusra Front
Khorasan


Ahrar ash-Sham

Ongoing
  • Airstrikes on ISIL and al-Qaeda positions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Nigeria and Afghanistan
  • Multinational humanitarian efforts
  • Arming and support for local ground forces
  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Syria flee their homes sparking a refugee crisis
  • Thousands of civilians are executed by ISIL forces
  • ISIL loses up to 30% of its territory in Iraq[17]
  • ISIL controls around 50% of Syria by late May 2015[18][19]
  • Emergence of independently-governed Kurdish regions
War in Afghanistan
(2015–present)
ISAF troops changing mission and beginning the RSM.
Afghanistan Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Allied militias

Coalition:

Afghanistan Taliban

Supported by:
 Pakistan


Allied groups


Taliban splinter groups


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Ongoing
  • Security and control of Afghanistan taken over by Afghan security forces
  • NATO implements a support mission
  • Continued counter-terror operations being conducted by NATO forces
  • ISIL establishes presence in Afghanistan and begins to recruit fighters[20]
  • Failed 2015 Taliban resurgence attempt in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan[21]
  • U.S. halts withdrawal and prolongs presence in Afghanistan[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  21. ^ "Taliban exit Afghan city of Kunduz but claims mission was success". 
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