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Countries the United States Has Bombed 2024


There are many countries that have been attacked by the United States in order to increase their political and military control and objectives throughout the world. While this does sometimes mean that it is doing so to protect its interests and that of the western alliance, it also uses the opportunity to destabilize governments and countries, much to its own dismay. One of the most controversial bombings occurred in Laos between the years 1964 and 1973.

Laos is a small landlocked country that borders other similar nations, including Vietnam and Cambodia, which share some cultural similarities. Laos is a landlocked country, and it is also in an extreme state of poverty when compared to many other countries throughout the world. Laos is devoid of many natural resources and does not in any way contribute heavily to the global economy or even to its immediate neighbors. Laos, therefore, saw more bombs dropped on their country per capita than any other country in the world that the US has attacked or conducted any sort of operations in.

Americans are not reminded of this fact, as it was not public knowledge or televised. The United States still has not explained its actions properly to Congress, especially since Laos could never have amounted to a significant threat to the United States unless it was harboring dangerous international criminals or weapons.

Iraq and Afghanistan

Perhaps the most famous and widely documented attacks have been on both Iraq and Afghanistan, which have seen their share of destruction within the country over the years, including some other countries in the middle east (most notably, Syria). The need for the attacks and bombings on these countries is being explained as a necessity in order to counteract terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction, and also as a response to the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Iraq has been a hotbed for terrorism, but it is also due to the unstable political environment and the influence of other countries.

Countries such as Afghanistan and Syria were once images of beauty and the abundance and hospitality of the Middle East, but large nations have dictated their involvement on the global scale for hundreds of years. One of the most unfortunate places is Afghanistan, which was used as a preliminary for war between the British and Russian Empire, which has crept into the 21st century in the form of American and Western aggression. Syria is also extremely unfortunate, as both Russia and the United States have used the country as a war theater, signaled by the famous 2015 bombing of Aleppo by the Russian Federation and their subsequent inhumane treatment of the populace.


Possibly the most recent bombing that has taken Americans by storm is the bombing near Mogadishu by the US military, reportedly killing terrorists. The bombing of Somalia dates back to 1992 when the bloody battle for the capital was done to help the state take back control from militant and terrorist groups. This spurred the famous "Black Hawk" failed operation and screenplay.

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Year Bombed
Afghanistan1998, 2001
Dominican Republic1965-66
El Salvador1981-92
Guatemala1954, 1960, 1964, 1967-69
Iran1987-88, 1998, 2020
Iraq1991, 2014
Libya1986, 2011
Republic of the Congo1964
Somalia1992-94, 2011