List of wars involving the United States

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This is a list of armed conflicts involving the United States of America since its founding during the American Revolution.


18th century wars[edit]

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

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

American soldiers in the Battle of Long Island, 1776
 United States
Kingdom of France France
Spain Spain
Vermont

Iroquois

Watauga Association
Catawba
Lenape
Choctaw


 Netherlands


Mysore

 Great Britain
Loyalists
Holy Roman Empire German Auxiliaries

Iroquois

Cherokee

Victory
Chickamauga War
(1776–1795)

Location: Old Southwest

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

Location: Northwest Territory

 United States
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Western Confederacy
Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain
Victory
Whiskey Rebellion
(1791–1794)

Location: 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

 United States

Co-belligerent:
 Great Britain

France France

Co-belligerent:
Spain Spain

Victory
  • 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
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 by Henry Bryan Hall after William Momberger.
 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 Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1517).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
United States Exploring Expedition
(1838–1842)

Location: Pacific Ocean, Antarctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and Oceania

The attack on Malolo by Alfred Agate.
 United States Fiji
Samoa
Tabiteuea
Victory
  • Exploration successful
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

Second Battle of Tabasco.
 United States
California Republic
 Mexico Victory
Cayuse War
(1847–1855)

Location: Oregon

 United States Cayuse Victory
Taiping Rebellion
(1850–1864)

Location: China

Taiping cannonade against the Qing war-junks besieging the Heavenly Kingdom capital.
Qing dynasty China
 France
 United Kingdom
United States United States
Flag of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.png Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Victory
Apache Wars
(1851–1900)

Location: Southwestern United States

 United States Apache
Ute
Yavapai
Victory
Bombardment of Greytown
(1854)

Location: Greytown, Mosquito Coast

Bombardment of the British protectorate before its occupation and destruction by U.S. Marines.
 United States United Kingdom United Kingdom Victory
  • Greytown occupied and destroyed
Puget Sound War
(1855–1856)

Location: Washington

 United States
Snoqualmie
Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida
Tlingit
Victory
  • Indians relocated to Siletz, Grand Ronde, and Coast Reservations
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
Filibuster War
(1856–1857)

Location: Nicaragua

Costa Rican troops attacking William Walker at Rivas in 1856.
Flag of Nicaragua (1839-1858).svg Nicaragua
 Costa Rica
Flag of Honduras (1839-1866).svg Honduras
The Mosquito Coast
Flag of Guatemala (1851-1858).svg Guatemala
Civil Flag of El Salvador.png El Salvador
 United States
 United Kingdom
Filibusters Victory
  • William Walker's army is defeated and he is arrested by the U.S. Navy.
  • Slavery Outlawed
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
China 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
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
Reform War
(1860)

Location: Mexico

USS Saragota
Mexico Mexican Liberals
 United States
Mexico Mexican Conservatives Victory
Bombardment of Qui Nhơn
(1861)
Part of the Cochinchina Campaign

Location: Qui Nhơn, Vietnam

USS Saginaw at Mare Island naval yard.
 United States Nguyễn Dynasty 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: Ohio, Nevada, California, and Idaho

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

Location: Powder River State

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

Location: Powder River State

 United States Lakota
Cheyenne
Arapaho
Defeat
Siege of Mexico City
(1867)
Part of the French intervention in Mexico
Mexico Mexican republicans
 United States
Mexico Mexican Empire
France French Empire
Austrian Empire Austrian volunteers
Victory
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
  • Spurred by Joseon's unknown treatment of the American merchant ship General Sherman.
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
Egyptian Expedition
(1882)

Location: Egypt

Two U.S. Marines (right) and two Royal Marines (left) in Alexandria during the occupation.
 United States Egypt Egypt Victory
  • American consulate occupied and safeguarded
  • City of Alexandria patrolled and fires extinguished
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
Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii
(1893)

Location: Hawaii

 United States
Honolulu Rifles
Hawaii Kingdom of Hawaii Victory
Brazilian Naval Revolt
(1894)

Location: Brazil

Brazil First Brazilian Republic
 United States
Empire of Brazil Brazilian mutineers Victory
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
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

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

US troops gathered around dead Mexican soldiers.
 United States Mexican Carrancistas
German Empire Germany
Victory
  • Permanent border wall established along the border of Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona, after the Battle of Ambos Nogales[2]
  • Battles between Mexican and American forces ceased in 1919 after the American/Carrancista victory in the Battle of Ciudad Juárez[3]
  • Pancho Villa's troops no longer an effective fighting force[4]
  • Pancho Villa obtains pardon from the Mexican government.
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
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 American

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
 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 Russian White Movement
 United Kingdom
 United States
 Japan
 Czechoslovakia
 Greece
 Poland
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
Bombardment of Samsun
(1922)

Location: Turkey

United States United States Grand National Assembly Victory
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
 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
Ethiopia
Greece
 Luxembourg
Netherlands
 New Zealand
South Africa
 Thailand
 Turkey
 Guatemala
 North Korea
 China
 Soviet Union
Ceasefire
  • Cease-fire armistice
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
  • UN invasion of North Korea repelled
  • Chinese-North Korean-Soviet invasion of South Korea repelled
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone established, little territorial change at the 38th parallel border
Intervention in Lebanon
(1958)

Location: Lebanon

American soldier on guard in Lebanon.
Lebanon Lebanon
 United States
INM
LCP
PSP
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
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)
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
Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea.svg Khmer Issarak
Laos Pathet Lao
Defeat
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

US Navy ships launch missiles in support of the Lebanese Civil War.
 Italy
 United States
 France
 United Kingdom
Islamic Jihad Organization Victory
Invasion of Grenada
(1983)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Grenada

American soldiers in mortar positions in Grenada.
 United States
 Jamaica
Grenada PRG of Grenada
 Cuba
Victory
  • Military dictatorship of Hudson Austin deposed
  • Defeat of Cuban military presence
  • Restoration of Constitutional Government
Invasion of Panama
(1989–1990)

Location: Panama

Aftermath of a firefight between American and Panamanian forces.
 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
Iraqi No-Fly Zones
(1991–2003)

Location: Iraq

US naval vessels launch a series of strikes in support of the Iraqi No-Fly Zone.
 United States
 United Kingdom
 France
 Australia
 Belgium
 Netherlands
 Saudi Arabia
 Turkey
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 Somalia Victory
  • UN humanitarian mandate fulfilled.
  • About 100,000 lives were saved by outside resistance.
  • Civil war is ongoing.
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

21st century wars[edit]

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

Location: Afghanistan

US troops on patrol in Afghanistan.
 United States
 Afghanistan
ISAF
 United Kingdom
 Germany
 Denmark
 Italy
 France
 Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 El Salvador
 Armenia
 Georgia
 Norway
 Sweden
 Poland
 Estonia
 Romania
 Turkey
 Bulgaria
 Hungary
 Luxembourg
 Portugal
 Austria
 Jordan
 Albania
 Iceland
Northern Alliance
Afghanistan Taliban
al-Qaeda
Mujahideen
IMU
Haqqani network
ETIM
Islamic Jihad Union
Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin
Flag of Jihad.svg United Tajik Opposition

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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

Location: Iraq

US troops in combat against Iraqi insurgents.
 United States
 Iraq
 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

Unclear - see War on ISIL below
War in 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
  • Ongoing insurgency
  • Drone strikes being conducted by military and CIA
  • Large part of FATA under Taliban control.
  • Shifting public support for the Pakistani government
  • Killing of Osama bin Laden
  • Various insurgent groups continue to fight under ISIL allegiance.
Operation Ocean Shield
(2009–present)
Part of the Insurgency in the Horn of Africa and War on Terror

Location: Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and Somalia

US strike on a Somali pirate vessel.
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Denmark
 Netherlands
 Spain
 Greece
 Germany
 Belgium
 Canada
 Italy
 Portugal
 Turkey
 Norway
 Australia
 India
 Japan
 New Zealand
 Saudi Arabia
 Ukraine
 Somalia
 South Korea
Somali Pirates Ongoing
  • NATO operations being conducted.
Libyan Civil War
(2011)
Part of the Libyan Crisis

Location: Libya

US vessels launch missiles in support of the Libyan Civil War.
Libya NLA
 Qatar
 United States
 Belgium
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Greece
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Romania
 Spain
 Turkey
 United Kingdom
 Sweden
 Jordan
 United Arab Emirates
Libya Victory
War on ISIL
(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 postions in Syria.
 United States
 Iraq
 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
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
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al-Nusra Front
Khorasan


Ahrar ash-Sham

Ongoing
  • Coalition airstrikes on ISIL and al-Qaeda affiliates positions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Nigeria
  • Multinational humanitarian effort conducted by various nations.
  • ISIL loses 30% of its territory in Iraq
  • Over 350 Christians are in ISIL captivity.
  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Syria flee from their homes to escape advancing ISIL forces.
  • Thousands of Syrian and Iraqi civilians killed by ISIL forces.
  • Boko Haram joins ISIL, establishing a presence in Nigeria and surrounding African countries.
  • Arming and support for Iraq and the Syrian Opposition along with various militias opposed to ISIL.
  • ISIL controls over 50% of Syria by May 2015.
  • ISIL presence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and the Philippines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canny, p. 92.[citation not found]
  2. ^ Parra, "Valientes Nogalenses," 23-24.
  3. ^ Beede, Benjamin R. (1994). "The War of 1898, and U.S. Interventions, 1898-1934". Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780824056247. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "History: World War I". 
  5. ^ "Sectarian divisions change Baghdad’s image". MSNBC. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2007. 
  6. ^ "U.S. says Iraq pullout won't cause dramatic violence". MSNBC. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "UK 'to continue deporting failed Iraqi asylum seekers'". BBC. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 

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