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This is a chronological List of wars involving the United States during and since the American Revolutionary War, detailing all constituent military campaigns. Dates indicate the years in which the United States was involved in the war. See also Timeline of United States military operations. War or conflict's name(s) American Revolutionary War or American War of Independence April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783 Boston Campaign, 1775 –1776 Canadian Theater, 1775 –1776 New York and New Jersey Campaign, 1776 –1777 Saratoga Campaign, 1777 Philadelphia Campaign, 1777 –1778 Western Theater, 1775 –1782 Northern Theater, 1778 –1781 Southern Theatre, 1775 –1782 Northwest Indian War or Little Turtle's War or Miami Campaign 1785–1795 Quasi-War or Franco-American War Half-War etc. 1798–1800 First Barbary War or Barbary Coast War or Tripolitan War 1801–1805 War of 1812 or Second War of Independence June 18, 1812 –

Votes Opponent(s)

United Kingdom American Loyalists Anhalt-Zerbst AnsbachBayreuth Hanover Hesse-Hanau Hesse-Kassel BrunswickWolfenbüttel Waldeck-Pyrmont Iroquois Cherokee

Initial authorization

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President of the Continental Congress Hancock, Treaty of Paris Laurens, (1783) Jay, Huntington, McKean, Hanson

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George Washington

Treaty of Greenville 1795

Act Further to Protect the Commerce of the United States July 9, 1798

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John Adams

Convention of 1800 (Treaty of Mortefontaine)

1801

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Thomas Jefferson

"Treaty of Peace and Amity" 1805

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms July 6, 1775

Western Confederacy

France

Barbary States Barbary Pirates

Senate House UNSCR President(s) Conclusion(s)

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United Kingdom British North America Shawnee Red Sticks Ojibway Chickamauga Meskwaki Iroquois Miami Mingo Odawa Kickapoo Lenape Mascouten Potawatomi Sauk Wyandot

An Act declaring war between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies 19-13 thereof and the United States of America and their territories June 18, 1812

Second Barbary War or Algerian War 1815

Algiers Barbary Pirates

First Seminole War 1817 - 1818

Seminole Spanish Florida

March 23, 1815 Tecumseh's Rebellion, 1811 –1813 Lake Champlain Campaign, 1812 –1814 Niagara Campaign, 1812 –1814 Detroit Campaign, 1812 –1814 Chesapeake Campaign, 1813 –1814 Creek War, 1813–1814 Peoria War, 1813 Southern Campaign, 1813 –1815

Enforcing 1808 slave trade ban; naval squadron sent to African waters to apprehend illegal slave traders

slave traders (pirates)

Arikara War Arikara 1823 Winnebago War or Le Fèvre Indian Ho-Chunk War 1827 Black Hawk War or Black Hawk British Band Campaign 1832 First Sumatran Expedition Cheifdom of February 6 – 9, Quallah Battoo 1832 Second Seminole War or Seminole Florida War 1835 - 1842 Texas Revolution or Mexico Texas War of Independence 1836 Second Sumatran Cheifdom of Expedition Quallah Battoo 1838 Mexican-

79-49 -

James Madison

Treaty of Ghent December 24, 1814

1815

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James Madison

1816

1817

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1818 James Monroe Adams–Onís Treaty 1819

"Act in addition to the acts prohibiting the Slave Trade" 1819

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1822 first AfricanAmerican settlement James Monroe founded in Liberia 1823 US Navy stops antitrafficing raids

August 1823

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James Monroe 1823

1827

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John Quincy Adams

Treaty with the Winnebago August 1829

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Andrew Jackson

Black Hawk Purchase September 21, 1832

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Andrew Jackson

February 9, 1832

1835

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Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren

1842

An Act Authorizing the President to Accept the Service of Volunteers May 23, 1836

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Andrew Jackson

Sabine Expedition 1836

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Martin Van Buren

1838

1832

1832

1838

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MexicanAmerican War or Mexican War or U.S.–Mexican War April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848 Texas Campaign, 1846 California Campaign, 1846 –1847 New Mexico and Arizona Campaign, 1846 Pacific Coast Campaign 1846 - 1848 Mosquito Fleet Campaign, 1847 Mexico City Campaign, 1847

Navajo Wars 1861–1864

Mexico

Navajo

May 13, 1846

40-2

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1846

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James Polk

Mexican Cession, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo February 2, 1848 Gadsden Purchase, April 25, 1854

John Tyler James Polk Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore Franklin 1863 Pierce James Buchanan Abraham Lincoln John Tyler James Polk Zachary Taylor 1853 Millard Fillmore

Cayuse War 1847–1855

Cayuse

1847

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Pitt River Expedition April 28 September 13, 1850

Tolowa Nomlaki Chimariko Wintun

April 28, 1850

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Zachary Taylor

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Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore Franklin Pierce James Buchanan Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson Ulysses Grant 1900 Rutherford Hayes James Garfield Chester Arthur Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison William McKinley

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Franklin Pierce

Apache Wars or Apache Wars

Bombardment of San Juan del Norte or Bombardment of

Apache Ute Yavapai

Nicaragua

1851

September 13, 1850

July 13, 1854

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Greytown July 13, 1854 Third Seminole War or Billy Bowlegs War 1855 - 1858

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Franklin Pierce James Buchanan

1858

1855

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Franklin Pierce James Buchanan

1858

Rogue River Wars Rogue River 1855 - 1856 Indians

1855

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Franklin Pierce

1856

Nisqually Puget Sound War Muckleshoot 1855–1856 Puyallup Klickitat

1855

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Franklin Pierce

1856

1856

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James Buchanan

Treaty of Tianjin June 18, 1858 1859

1859

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James Buchanan

1860

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James Buchanan

1860

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Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson

April 9, 1865 Reconstruction Reconstruction Amendments

Surrender at Camp Release September 26, 1862

1865

Yakima War 1855 - 1858

Seminole

Yakama

Second Opium War or Second AngloQing Chinese War or Second China Dynasty War etc. 1856 - 1859 Paraguay Paraguay Expedition 1859 Paiute War or Paiute Indian War Paiute or Bannock Pyramid Lake Shoshone War etc. 1860 American Civil War or War Between the States April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865 Union blockade, 1861–1865 Eastern Theater, 1861 –1865 Confederate Western States of America Theater, 1861 –1865 Lower Seaboard Theater, 1861 –1865 TransMississippi Theater, 1861 –1865 Pacific Coast Theater, 1863

1855

April 12, 1861

Dakota War or Sioux Uprising or Sioux Outbreak of 1862 etc. 1862

Dakota Sioux 1862

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Abraham Lincoln

Colorado War 1863–1865

Cheyenne Arapaho

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Abraham Lincoln

Battles for Shimonoseki

Chōshū

1863

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Chōshū Shimonoseki July 20, 1863 Domain September 6, 1864

1863

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Abraham Lincoln

1864

Sioux Cheyenne Arapaho

1865

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Abraham Lincoln

1865

Snake War 1864 - 1868

Paiute Bannock Shoshone

1866

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Abraham Lincoln

1868

Comanche Campaign or Comanche War 1867–1875

Cheyenne Arapaho Comanche Kiowa

1867

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Andrew Johnson 1875 Ulysses Grant

1866

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Andrew Johnson

June 10, 1871

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June 11, 1871 Treaty of Amity Ulysses Grant and Commerce 1882

July 6, 1872

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Ulysses Grant June 4, 1873

June 27, 1874

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Ulysses Grant June 1875

1876

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Ulysses Grant 1877

1877

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Ulysses Grant 1877

1878

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Rutherford B. 1878 Hayes

1878

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Rutherford B. 1879 Hayes

1879

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Rutherford B. 1879 Hayes

1879

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Rutherford B. 1880 Hayes

1890

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Benjamin Harrison

Powder River Expedition or Connor Expedition 1865

Red Cloud's War or Lakota Bozeman War or Cheyenne Powder River Arapaho War 1866 - 1868 Korean Joseon Expedition or Shinmiyangyo Dynasty June 10 – 11, 1871 Modoc War or Modoc Campaign or Modoc Lava Beds War July 6, 1872 – June 4, 1873 Cheyenne Red River War Arapaho June 27, 1874 Comanche June 1875 Kiowa Black Hills War or Lakota Great Sioux War Northern of 1876–77 or Little Big Horn Cheyenne Campaign Arapaho 1876 - 1877 Nez Perce War or Nez Perce Nez Perce Campaign 1877 Bannock War or Bannock Bannock Shoshone Campaign 1878 Cheyenne War or Cheyenne Cheyenne Campaign 1878–1879 Sheepeater Shoshone Indian War 1879 White River War or Ute Ute War or Ute Campaign 1879 - 1880 Pine Ridge Campaign or Sioux Ghost Dance War November, 1890 – January, 1891 Spanish-

Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868)

1891

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American War April 25 – August 12, 1898 Cuban War of Independence Puerto Rican Campaign Pacific Campaign

Spain

United States declaration of war upon Spain April 25, 42-35 1898

Philippine First Insurrection or Philippine Philippine –American War or Republic 1899 Revolutionary Philippine War of Independence forces June 2, 1899 – July Pulajanes 4, 1902 Moro Rebellion 1899–1913

Sultanate of Sulu May 24, 1900 Moro

Boxer Rebellion or Righteous The Boxer Uprising Harmony Society September 28, 1900 September 28, Qing Empire 1900 - August 15, 1900

Occupations of Honduras

Occupation of Cuba

Honduran revolutionaries

March 23, 1903

Cuban revolt Platt Amendment 1906

Occupation of Nicaragua or Nicaraguan Campaign

Liberal rebels

Mexican Revolution or Mexican Expedition or Pancho Villa Expedition April 21, 1914 June 16, 1919

Mexico Yaqui

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William McKinley

Treaty of Paris (December 10, 1898)

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William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt

July 4, 1902

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William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt William Taft

1913

William McKinley

China Relief Expedition, 1900 Boxer Protocol, September 7, 1901

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May, 1910

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Tampico Affair April 9, 1914

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Theodore Roosevelt William Taft Woodrow Wilson April 21, 1925 Warren Harding Calvin Coolidge Theodore Roosevelt William Taft Woodrow Wilson Warren Treaty of Harding Relations 1934 Calvin Coolidge Herbert Hoover Franklin Roosevelt William Taft Woodrow Wilson Warren Harding 1933 Calvin Coolidge Herbert Hoover Franklin Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

1919

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Occupation of Haiti or Haiti Hatian Campaign Caco rebels or Caco War

Occupation of the Dominican Dominican Republic or Republic Dominican Campaign World War I or First World War or Great War or etc. 1917–1918 European Theatre, 1917 –1918 Germany Western AustriaFront Hungary Italian Campaign

July 28, 1915

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1916

April 6, 1917 December 7, 1917

Woodrow Wilson Warren Harding Calvin Coolidge

1924

373-50 365-1

Woodrow Wilson

Armistice with Germany November 11, 1918 Paris Peace Conference 1919 Treaty of Berlin (August 25, 1921) Treaty of Trianon (in part)

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Woodrow Wilson

April 1, 1920

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82-6 74-0

Wilson Warren Harding Calvin August 1, 1934 Coolidge Herbert Hoover Franklin Roosevelt

Asian and Pacific Theatre, 1917–1918 First Battle of the Atlantic, 1917–1918 Russian Civil War 1918 - 1920 North Russia Campaign, 1918 –1920 Siberian Intervention, 1918–1920

Russia

August 15, 1918

World War II or Second World War December 7, 1941 September 2, 1945 Second Battle of the Atlantic, 1941–1945 Pacific War, 1941–1945 Burma Campaign New Guinea Campaign Aleutian Islands Campaign Guadalcanal Campaign Solomon Islands Campaign Gilbert and Marshall Islands Campaign Mariana and Palau

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Islands Campaign Philippines Campaign Volcano and Ryukyu Islands Campaign Borneo Campaign Empire of Japan Campaign Japan Nazi Mediterranean, Middle East and Germany Fascist Italy African theatres of World War II, Italian Social 1941–1943 Republic AlgeriaBulgaria French Hungary Morocco Romania Campaign Anzio Campaign Egypt-Libya Campaign NaplesFoggia Campaign North Apennines Campaign Po Valley Campaign Rome-Arno Campaign Sicily Campaign Southern France Campaign Tunisia Campaign

December 8, 1941 December 11, 1941 December 11, 1941

82-0 88-0 90-0

388-1 393-0 399-0

June 5, 1942 June 5, 1942 June 5, 1942

73-0 73-0 73-0

360-0 357-0 361-0

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V-J Day, Japanese Instrument of Surrender (September 2, 1945), Treaty of San Francisco (September 8, 1951) V-E Day, Unconditional German Surrender, (May 8, 1945), Franklin Treaty on the Roosevelt Final Harry Truman Settlement with Respect to Germany (September 12, 1990), Treaty of Vienna with Austria (May 15, 1955) Treaty of Peace with Italy, 1947 Paris Peace Treaty (February 10, 1947)

European Theatre, 1942 –1945 Normandy Campaign Northern France Campaign Rhineland Campaign ArdennesAlsace Campaign Central Europe Campaign Cold War 1947 1991 Greek Civil War, 1947–1949 First Indochina War or French Indochina War, 1950–1954 Korean War or Korean Conflict

Hellenic Army victory Partition of Vietnam,

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Korean Conflict or The Forgotten War etc., 1950–1953 Second Democratic Indochina War Army of Greece or N.O.F. Vietnam War or partisans Vietnam Soviet Union Conflict, 1953 Yugoslavia –1975 Bulgaria Laotian Civil War Albania Cambodian Viet Minh Civil War Pathet Lao First Taiwan Khmer Strait Crisis, Issarak 1954–1955 United Second Taiwan Issarak Front Strait Crisis, People's 1958 Republic of China Bay of Pigs North Korea Invasion, 1961 North Invasion of the Dominican Vietnam Republic or Viet Cong Operation Cuba Power Pack, Khmer 1965–1966 Rouge Second Korean MPLA War or AAF Second Korean Mozambique Conflict or DMZ War, 1966 FSLN –1976 Afghanistan Angolan Civil Grenada War, 1975–1976 Panama Soviet War in Afghanistan or Soviet-Afghan War, 1979–1989 Nicaraguan Civil War, 1981–1990 Invasion of Grenada or Operation Urgent Fury, 1983 Invasion of Panama or Operation Just Cause, 1989 –1990 1958 Lebanon crisis or Lebanese Operation Blue Bat Rebels July 15, 1958 October 25, 1958 Lebanese Civil War or Shia militia Multinational Druze miltia Force in Lebanon Syria August 24, 1982 February 7, 1984 1981 Gulf of Sidra incident or Libya First Gulf of Sidra Incident

Battle Act

Tonkin Resolution Operation IA Feature .

88-2 .

84 416-0 . .

Dwight Eisenhower

July 15, 1958

UN Security Council Resolution 425 March 19, 1978 S.J. Res. 159 September 29, 1983

1981

Harry Truman Dwight Eisenhower John Kennedy Lyndon Johnson Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George Bush

54-46

253156

425 426

Geneva Summit (1955) Armistice, Korean Demilitarized Zone 1953 Vietnamization, Paris Peace Accords 1973, Fall of Saigon 1975 Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty December 2, 1954 Ceasefire Rebels captured 1961 Ceasefire, Joaquín Balaguer elected Hostilities cool Clark Amendment, Ceasefire 1989 Soviet troop withdrawal from Afghanistan May 15, 1988 February 15, 1989 Ceasefire, Violeta Chamorro elected 1990 Constitution restored Manuel Noriega captured January 3, 1990 Dissolution of the USSR, Malta Summit December 3, 1989

October 25, 1958

Jimmy Carter Ronald 1984 Reagan

Ronald Reagan

1981

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August 19, 1981 Action in the Gulf of Sidra or Operation Prairie Fire March, 1986

Libya

March, 1986

Ronald Reagan

1986

Bombing of Libya or Operation El Dorado Canyon April 15, 1986

Libya

April 15, 1986

Ronald Reagan

1986

Iran

1987

Ronald Reagan

1989

Libya

January 4, 1989

Ronald Reagan

1989

Iraq

UN Security Council Resolution 678 November 29, 1990 H.R.J. Res. 77 January 12, 1991

678

George Bush

UNSCR 689, 1991

688

Iraq sanctions, Operation Provide Comfort, 1991–1996 Operation Southern Watch, 1992–2003 Cruise missile strikes on Iraq (June 1993) George Bush Cruise Bill Clinton missile strikes on Iraq (1996) Operation Northern Watch, 1997–2003 Operation Desert Fox, 1998 Operation Southern Focus, 2002–2003

Iran-Iraq War or Tanker War 1987 - 1989 1989 Gulf of Sidra incident or Second Gulf of Sidra Incident January 4, 1989 Gulf War or Persian Gulf War or Operation Desert Storm August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991

Iraqi no-fly zones

Iraq

Somali Civil War or Various Operation Somali factions Restore Hope 1992 - 1994 Bosnian War or Operation Deny Flight April 12, 1993 December 20, 1995 Republika or Srpska Operation Deliberate Force August 30, 1995 -

52-47

250183

5 April 1991

George Bush 1994 Bill Clinton

1992

1992

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-

770 776 836

Bill Clinton

Reflagged as IFOR in 1995 Reflagged as SFOR in 1996 Completed in 2004

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September 20, 1995

Operation Uphold Democracy

Haiti

Al-Qaeda Bombings of Harkat-ulAfghanistan and Sudan or Mujahideen Operation Infinite National Reach Islamic Front Kosovo War or Operation Allied Force or Operation Noble Anvil March 24, 1999 – June 10, 1999 Global War on Terrorism or War On Terror War in Afghanistan or Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan Afghanistan Campaign, October 7, 2001 - ongoing Insurgency in the Philippines or Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, January 15, 2002 - ongoing War in Somalia or Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, October 7, 2002 – ongoing Iraq War or Operation Iraqi Freedom or Iraq Campaign, March 20, 2003 – ongoing War in NorthWest Pakistan or Waziristan War, 2004 - ongoing Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara, February 6, 2007 - ongoing

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Taliban al-Qaeda IMU HI-Gulbuddin HI-Khalis Haqqani network TTP IEW Quetta Shura TNSM Jemaah Islamiyah Abu Sayyaf Rajah Sulaiman Movement Islamic Courts Union Harakat alShabaab Mujahedeen Hizbul Islam Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia Somali Pirates Yemeni Pirates Ba'athist Iraq Baath Party Loyalists Islamic Army

September 19, 1994

Bill Clinton

March 31, 1995 Reinstatement of JeanBertrand Aristide as President of Haiti

August 20, 1998

Bill Clinton

August 20, 1998

Bill Clinton

Military Technical Agreement 1999

George W. Bush Barack Obama

Ongoing

1999

S.J. Res. 23 September 14, 2001 98-0 H.J. Res. 114 October 16, 77-23 2002

420-1 1368 2961378 133

of Iraq Ansar alSunnah al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb Liberians United US Forces converted by Web2PDFConvert.com


for Reconciliation Second Liberian and Democracy Civil War 2003 Movement for 2003 Democracy in Liberia

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-

1497

George W. Bush

US Forces withdraw in 2003 after UNMIL is established

National Revolutionary 2004 Front for the Liberation of Haïti

-

-

1529 1542

George W. Bush

2004

2004 Haitian rebellion 2004

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