How Many Countries Has the Us Invaded 2022

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While the Russian invasion of Ukraine dominated headlines in early 2022 and the countries Germany invaded were a vital part of World War II, the United States has itself been an aggressor on many occasions. Instances of the United States invading non-U.S. territory range throughout the country's history, from the 1805 Battle of Derna in what is now Libya to the 2001-2021 takeover and occupation of Afghanistan.

No single list of countries the U.S. has invaded can be considered truly comprehensive for the simple reason that there exist many differing definitions of precisely which military actions can be classified as an invasion. For example, if one counts only the times the U.S. has declared war on another country and fought on foreign land, there would be 11 instances of invasion spread across five wars.

Countries the U.S. has invaded after a declaration of war:

Country Year War Notes
Great Britain 1812 War of 1812 Maritime engagements, no war on British home soil
Mexico 1846 Mexican-American War
Spain 1898 Spanish-American War Cuba and Spain's Pacific territories, not Spanish mainland
Germany 1917 World War I
Austria-Hungary 1917 World War I
Germany 1941 World War II
Italy 1941 World War II
Japan 1941 World War II
Bulgaria 1942 World War II
Hungary 1942 World War II
Romania 1942 World War II

On the other hand, if one's definition of an invasion were to include any significant hostile incursion into another country's territory, even if war were not officially declared, the list could include several more entries. For example, a list compiled by Dr. Gideon Polya of La Trobe University in 2013 included the following:

Countries the U.S. has invaded since 1776:

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Argentina
Austria Bolivia Bosnia Burma Cambodia
Chile China Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic
Egypt El Salvador France Germany Greece
Grenada Guam Guatemala Haiti Hawaii
Honduras Hungary India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Italy Japan Korea Kuwait
Laos Lebanon Liberia Libya Macedonia
Mali Mexico Micronesia Morocco Nicaragua
Niger Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea
Philippines Puerto Rico Russia Samoa Saudi Arabia
Somalia Sudan Syria Tunisia Turkey
Uganda Uruguay Vanuatu Vietnam Virgin Islands
Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire (now Congo)

The ultimate list of countries invaded by the United States

Finally, if one's definition of an invasion is expanded to include any instance in which U.S. forces interacted with a foreign country or territory—including areas in the Western Hemisphere that were foreign territories at the time but are now U.S. states—one could cite hundreds of incidents since the founding of the country. In fact, according to historians Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock, the United States has been "militarily involved" with every country on the globe but three: Andorra, Bhutan, and Liechtenstein.

A more complete tally of the United States' international "use of force" incidents can be seen in the table below, compiled from multiple previously published lists, including those created by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Global Policy Forum. Note that even this list should not be considered comprehensive. For example, many covert operations lack a known official record, and so will not appear.

Note that this list, detailed and inclusive as it is, can also be misleading. The CRS counts any event of any size, even those that were just a small posse entering another country to pursue a criminal. The CRS also expressly states that the legality of the events on the list has not been taken into consideration—for instance, if the U.S. sends troops to protect its embassy during a civil war or deploys a deterrent force into a country whose neighbor is amassing troops on its border, the act would likely be considered welcome by some participants and an invasion by others.

As such, the source lists (and in turn, the list below) include many events which may or may not fit one's definition of an invasion. For instance, peacekeeping missions in which the U.S. was (arguably) invited into non-U.S. territory, humanitarian missions such as disaster relief efforts, or WWII battles in which the U.S. landed on the shores of a Pacific island such as Vanuatu—technically an invasion—in order to repel Japanese forces already occupying it. In light of this extreme level of inclusiveness, additional details of each event are included to enable each reader to filter the invasions from the non-invasions according to their own unique criteria.

How Many Countries Has the Us Invaded 2022

Note: According to the Congressional Research Service, the legality of most instances listed has not been addressed under domestic or international law. As such, it is highly likely that many listed incidents (particularly those classified as peacekeeping or humanitarian missions) were considered a welcome presence rather than an invasion. Note also that the scale of listed events ranges from quick incidents involving only a few individuals to years-long wars involving millions of soldiers. Finally, according to the CRS, the list does not include: covert operations (though some were included by other sources); domestic disaster relief; routine alliance stationing and training exercises; occurrences in which U.S. forces have been stationed abroad since World War II in occupation forces or for participation in mutual security organizations, base agreements, or routine military assistance or training operations; the Civil and Revolutionary Wars; or the continual use of U.S. military units in the exploration, settlement, and pacification of the western part of the United States.
Years Country Involved Event Notes
1798-1800FranceUndeclared Naval War with FranceNo landing in mainland France, but in French territory
1798-1800Dominican RepublicUndeclared Naval War with FranceWas French territory at the time.
1801-1805Libya (Tripoli)First Barbary WarAction centered around Tripoli, in modern-day Libya
1806-1810Mexico (Spanish territory)military actionBrief incursion into Mexican territory, additional naval battles
1810-1816Florida (Spanish territory)military actionSeveral events. Included West Florida, Amelia Island, and other territories in East Florida
1812-1815Great BritainWar of 1812War fought at sea and in British territory in North America
1812-1815IrelandWar of 1812War fought at sea and in British territory in North America
1813Marquesas Islandsmilitary actionU.S. commodore seizes Pacific island Nuka Hiva for U.S, but Congress never ratifies claim.
1814-1825Cubapiracy suppressionExtended to several islands of the Caribbean
1814-1825Dominican Republicpiracy suppressionExtended to several islands of the Caribbean
1814-1825Mexico (Yucatan)piracy suppressionExtended to several islands of the Caribbean
1814-1825Puerto Ricopiracy suppressionExtended to several islands of the Caribbean
1815AlgeriaSecond Barbary WarUS naval fleet under Captain Stephen Decatur wages "Second Barbary War" in North Africa.
1815Libya (Tripoli)Second Barbary WarUS naval fleet under Captain Stephen Decatur wages "Second Barbary War" in North Africa.
1816-1818Florida (Spanish territory)First Seminole WarPolice action against raiders
1817Amelia Island (Spanish territory)police actionApprehending smugglers and freebooters
1818Oregon (disputed territory)imperialismCeded by Britain, claimed by Spain and Russia
1820-1823Africapolice actionAttempting to impede slave trade
1822-1825Cuba (Spanish territory)piracy suppression
1827Greecepiracy suppressionMarines invade the Greek islands of Argentiere, Miconi and Andross.
1831-1832Falkland Islandspolice actionInvestigating capture of three American ships
1832SumatraretaliationRetaliation for plundering of American ship
1833ArgentinaprotectionNaval forces sent to Buenos Aires to protect U.S. interests during insurrection
1835-1836PeruprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution.
1836Mexicomilitary actionTroops assist Texas war for independence.
1837CanadaNaval incident on the Canadian border leads to mobilization of a large force to invade Canada. War is narrowly averted.
1838-1839SumatraretaliationRetaliation for preying on American ships
1840-1841FijiretaliationRetaliation for attacking American explorers
1841KiribatiretaliationCalled Taputeoiea (Tabiteuea) or Drummond’s Island at the time. Revenge for murder of U.S. sailor
1841SamoaretaliationRetaliation for the murder of American sailor
1842Mexico (Monterey)military actionCommodore thought war had begun, so invaded. Retreated when he learned of his mistake
1843ChinaretaliationRetaliation for scuffle between American and Chinese sailors in what is now Guangzhou
1843Ivory Coastpiracy suppressionPossibly other African countries as well
1844MexicoprotectionProtected former Mexican territory of Texas from Mexico
1846-1848MexicoMexican WarWar over U.S. annexation of Texas. Mexico cedes significant territory to the US
1849-1851Ottoman Empire (Turkey)military actionMultiple incidents
1852-1853ArgentinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1852-1853Johanns Island (Africa)retaliationRetaliation for unlawful imprisonment of American sea captain
1853-1854Japanshow of force
1853NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. citizens and interests during political unrest
1854ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. citizens and interests during political unrest
1854NicaraguaretaliationRetaliation for political insult
1855Chinapiracy suppressionProtected U.S. interests and fought pirates
1855FijiretaliationRetaliation for preying upon U.S. citizens and sailors
1855UruguayprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1856ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during China/Britain conflict, retaliate for attack on U.S. ship
1856Colombia (Panama Region)protectionProtected U.S. interests during insurrection
1856Hawaiimilitary actionNaval forces seize small islands of Jarvis, Baker and Howland in the Hawaiian Islands.
1857Nicaraguapolice actionReining in rogue U.S. sea captain
1858FijiretaliationRetaliation for murder of American traders
1858-1859Turkeyshow of forceIn response to killing of Americans
1858UruguayprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1859ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests
1859Mexicopolice actionPursuit of bandit Juan Cortina
1859ParaguayretaliationPrompted by attack on U.S. naval vessel
1860AngolaprotectionProtected U.S. citizens from violent locals
1860Colombia (Panama Region)protectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1860Portuguese West Africamilitary actionTroops land at Kissembo.
1863JapanretaliationRetaliation for firing upon U.S. vessel
1864JapanpeacekeepingProtected diplomat to display U.S. power
1865-1866Colombia (Panama Region)protectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during revolution
1866ChinaretaliationRetaliation for attack on U.S. consul
1866Mexicomilitary actionMisguided incursion in the name of protecting Texas, retreated after 3 days
1867Formosa Island (Taiwan)retaliationKnown as Formosa at the time. Retaliation for murder of U.S. sailors
1867Midway IslandimperialismNaval forces seize this island in the Hawaiian Archipelago for a naval base.
1867Nicaraguamilitary actionOccupied Managua and Leon
1868ColombiaprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during moment of unrest
1868JapanprotectionProtected U.S. interests during civil war
1868UruguayprotectionProtected U.S. lives during insurrection
1870Mexicopiracy suppressionDestroyed pirate ship
1871KorearetaliationRetaliation for preying upon U.S. ships and crew
1873ColombiaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during civil unrest
1873-1896Mexicopolice actionBorder incursions in pursuit of cattle thieves. Formally legitimized in 1882
1874HawaiipeacekeepingProtected U.S. interests during coronation of new king
1876MexicoprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during civil unrest
1882Egypt (British)protectionProtected U.S. interests during British/Egyptian war and looting
1885Colombia (Panama Region)protectionProtected railways during revolution
1885SamoaprotectionNaval force deployed.
1887HawaiiimperialismNavy gains right to build permanent naval base at Pearl Harbor.
1888Haitishow of forceRecovered captured U.S. ship
1888KoreaprotectionProtected U.S. lives during civil unrest
1888-1889SamoaprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during civil war
1889HawaiiprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1890ArgentinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during civil unrest
1891Bering Straitpolice actionQuelling seal poachers
1891ChileprotectionProtected U.S. interests during civil war
1891HaitiprotectionProtected U.S. interests
1893HawaiiprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests. This justification is disputed
1894Brazilshow of forceShow of force to protect shipping lanes during Civil War
1894-1895ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. lives, served as honor guard
1894-1896KoreaprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests after Sino-Japanese War
1894NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1895ColombiaprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during political revolt
1896 & 1898NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during political unrest
1898-1899ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during political ceremony
1898Cuba (Spanish territory)Spanish-American WarMultiple conflicts
1898GuamimperialismAnnex Spanish territory Guam Island
1898PhilippinesimperialismTake control of Spanish territory Philippines
1898Puerto RicoimperialismAnnex Spanish territory Puerto Rico
1899NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during political insurrection
1899-1901PhilippinesprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1899SamoaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during political unrest
1900ChinaprotectionProtected lives during Boxer Rebellion
1901-1903Panama (territory of Colombia)protectionProtected railways and U.S. interests during revolution and civil war
1903-1904AbyssiniaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during treaty negotiations
1903-1904Dominican RepublicprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1903GuamprotectionNavy begins contruction of permanent base
1903HondurasprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution
1903-1914PanamaprotectionProtected U.S. interests following revolution
1903SyriaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during unrest
1904-1905KoreaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during Russo-Japanese War
1904MoroccoprotectionRescue and protection of kidnapped Americans
1906-1909CubaprotectionProtected U.S. interests after revolution
1907HondurasprotectionProtected U.S. interests during war with Nicaragua
1907NicaraguaprotectionOccupied major population centers during unrest
1910NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during unrest
1911HondurasprotectionProtected U.S. interests during civil war
1911ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests as revolution neared
1912-1941ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution and invasion by Japan
1912CubaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during civil unrest
1912HondurasprotectionProtected U.S. interests, but withdrawn shortly
1912-1933NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during and after attempted revolution, occupy for 20 years
1912PanamapeacekeepingSupervised election
1912TurkeyprotectionProtected U.S. interests during Balkan War
1913Mexicomilitary actionHelped Americans evacuate during civil unrest
1914Dominican Republicmilitary actionEstablished neutral zone and stopped bombardment during revolution
1914HaitiprotectionProtected U.S. lives during revolution
1914-1919Mexicoundeclared hostilities
1915-1934HaitiprotectionMaintained order during political instability
1916ChinaprotectionQuell riot on American property in China
1916-1924Dominican RepublicprotectionMaintained order during political instability
1917-1918Austria-HungaryWorld War I
1917-1933CubaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during and after insurrection, occupied for 15 years
1917-1918GermanyWorld War I
1918-1920PanamapeacekeepingPolice duty during and after elections
1918-1922RussiaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during battle with Czechoslovakia and in response to Bolshevik revolution
1919CroatiapeacekeepingMaintained order during civil strife
1919HonduraspeacekeepingMaintained order during civil strife
1919TurkeyprotectionProtected U.S. interests during Greek occupation
1919YugoslaviapeacekeepingIntervene in Dalmatia conflict
1920GuatemalaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during social unrest
1920-1922RussiaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during social unrest
1922Costa Ricashow of forcePrevented war between Panama and Costa Rica
1922Panamashow of forcePrevented war between Panama and Costa Rica
1922TurkeyprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during revolution
1924-1925HondurasprotectionProtected U.S. interests during hostile election and unrest that followed
1925PanamaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during riots
1926-1933NicaraguaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during coup d'etat and revolution
1932ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during Japanese occupation
1932El SalvadorpeacekeepingNavy intervenes in conflict
1933Cubashow of forceShow of force during revolution
1940AntiguaprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1940BahamasprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1940BermudaprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1940Guiana protectionBritish territory at the time. Protected U.S. lend-lease air bases obtained from Great Britain
1940JamaicaprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1940NewfoundlandprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1940St. LuciaprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1940TrinidadprotectionProtected U.S. lend-lease bases obtained from Great Britain
1941-1945GermanyWorld War IIMultiple operations
1941GreenlandprotectionTaken under protection at request of Greenland government
1941IcelandprotectionTaken under protection at request of Iceland government
1941-1945ItalyWorld War IIMultiple operations
1941-1945JapanWorld War IIMultiple operations
1941Netherlandsmilitary actionOccupied Dutch Guiana at request of exiled Netherland government
1942-1945BulgariaWorld War IIMultiple operations
1942-1945HungaryWorld War IIMultiple operations
1942-1945RomaniaWorld War IIMultiple operations
1945Chinamilitary actionAssist in retaking control from Japanese
1946-1949ChinaprotectionProtected U.S. interests during revolution, significant number of troops fighting, advising, and training
1946IranpeacekeepingTroops deployed in north
1946Italy (Trieste)protectionBuild-up of forces after Yugoslavia shot down U.S. Army transport
1947-1949GreecepeacekeepingCounter-insurgency activity
1947-1954Philippinescovert actionCIA operations
1948GermanyhumanitarianCircumvented blockade to deliver supplies to Berlin
1948Italycovert actionCIA involved in national election
1948PalestineprotectionProtected U.S. official
1950-1953KoreaKorean WarAssisted South Korea in war against North Korea
1950-1955TaiwanprotectionProtected U.S. interests during attacks from mainland China
1953Irancovert actionCIA operation arranges coup of government
1954-1955ChinaprotectionEvacuated U.S. citizens and forces from Tachen (Dachen) islands
1954Guatemalacovert actionCIA executed government coup
1956EgyptprotectionEvacuated U.S. citizens and others curing Suez crisis
1958LebanonpeacekeepingMaintained order during threatened insurrection
1958Panamamilitary actionU.S. forces engaged with locals
1959Haitimilitary actionMarine intervention
1960Congocovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1960-1964Vietnammilitary actionU.S. began to send military advisors and special forces
1959-1960CaribbeanprotectionProtected U.S. citizens during Cuban crisis
1961Cubacovert actionFailed Bay of Pigs invasion backed by CIA
1962CubaCuban missile crisisInstituted Naval blockade and quarantine on Soviet missile shipments to Cuba
1962Laoscovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1962-1975Laosmilitary actionSupported anti-Communist military forces
1962ThailandprotectionProtected country during threat of communist invasion
1963Ecuadorcovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1964Brazilcovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1964CongoprotectionAssisted Congolese and Belgian troops during rebellion
1964Panamamilitary actionU.S. forces engaged with locals
1964-1975VietnamVietnam WarSupported South Vietnam in war against North Vietnam
1965Congocovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1965Dominican RepublicprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during revolt
1965Indonesiacovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1966Ghanacovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1967CongoprotectionProtected government during revolt
1967GuatemalapeacekeepingCounter-insurgency activity
1969-1975Cambodiacovert actionCIA backed government overthrow, bombing along Vietnam border
1970Cambodiamilitary actionAssisted withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Vietnam
1970OmanpeacekeepingCounter-insurgency activity
1971-1973Laosmilitary actionEntered country alongside South Vietnamese
1973Chilecovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
1974Cyprusmilitary actionEvacuated U.S. nationals during Turkey/Greece conflict
1975Cambodiamilitary actionMarines engaged government forces
1975South Vietnammilitary actionEvacuated U.S. nationals
1975Vietnammilitary actionEvacuated refugees and U.S. nationals
1976-1992Angolacovert actionCIA and military operations conducted
1976Lebanonmilitary actionEvacuated Americans and Eurpoeans during civil unrest
1978Zairemilitary actionSupported French and Belgian rescue operations
1980Iranmilitary actionAttempted to rescue American hostages.
1981-1992El SalvadorpeacekeepingU.S. advisors trained troops to help quell insurgency, conducted counter-insurgency activities
1981Libyamilitary actionU.S. fighter jets shot down Libyan jets that fired on them
1981-1990Nicaraguacovert actionCIA backs Contra rebel groups, drops mines in harbors
1982-1984Lebanonmilitary actionU.S. troops joined Multinational Force to evacuate Palestine Liberation force from Beirut
1983ChadpeacekeepingSurveillance plane sent to Egypt in response to bombing in Sudan
1983EgyptpeacekeepingSurveillance plane sent to Egypt in response to bombing in Sudan
1983Grenadamilitary actionProtected lives and restored order at request of nearby nations
1983-1989HonduraspeacekeepingU.S. transported Honduran troops to border to deter invasion from Nicaragua
1984Persian Gulf (IRan)peacekeepingU.S. planes assist Saudi Arabian fighter planes in shooting down Iranian fighter planes in protected zone
1985ItalypeacekeepingU.S. planes forced Egyptian airliner carrying hijackers who killed American to land in Italy
1986BoliviapeacekeepingU.S. forces assist government in anti-drug operations
1986Libyamilitary actionU.S. forces attacked terrorists in Libya
1987-1989IranpeacekeepingU.S. forces block Iranian shipping, shoot down airliner
1987-1988Persian GulfpeacekeepingU.S. forces escort Kuwaiti oil tankers during Iran-Iraq War
1988-1990Panamamilitary actionProtected U.S. lives and interests during revolt, then removed corrupt government
1989BoliviapeacekeepingHelped track down drug manufacturers and traffickers
1989ColombiapeacekeepingHelped track down drug manufacturers and traffickers
1989Libyamilitary actionU.S. fighter jets shot down Libyan jets that "demonstrated hostile intentions"
1989-1990Panamamilitary actionU.S. forces overthrow dictator Manuel Noriega
1989PerupeacekeepingHelped track down drug manufacturers and traffickers
1989PhilippinespeacekeepingHelped government quell coup attempt
1990LiberiaprotectionProtected U.S. lives and interests during period of unrest
1990Saudi ArabiapeacekeepingForce build-up to protect Saudi Arabia during Iraq invasion of Kuwait
1991Haiticovert actionCIA backed government coup
1991-1993Iraqmilitary actionHelped repel Iraq from Kuwait and deter further incursion. Many encounters. Would control airspace until 2003
1991KuwaitpeacekeepingHelped repel Iraq from Kuwait
1991ZairepeacekeepingTransported Belgian & French troops, evacuated nationals during looting and riots
1992KuwaitpeacekeepingPerformed exercises on border to deter further Iraqi invasion
1992Sierra LeoneprotectionEvacuated Americans during military coup
1992-1994SomaliahumanitarianAssisted in delivery of humanitarian aid during time of warring factions, helped quell violence.
1992-1994YugoslaviapeacekeepingParticipated in NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro
1993BosniahumanitarianAir-dropped aid to Muslims surrounded by Serbians
1993-1996Haitimilitary actionEnforced U.N. embargo against Haiti, later removed non-democratic government, occupied until previous government restored
1993-1994MacedoniapeacekeepingMaintained order and stability during period of unrest
1994-2006Bosnia and Herzegovinamilitary actionAided Bosnian Muslims in war against Bosnian Serbs, remained as peacekeeping and anti-terrorism force for some time
1994RwandaprotectionEvacuated U.S. citizens during unrest
1995CroatiapeacekeepingBombed Serb airfield
1995Somaliamilitary actionAssisted in withdrawal of U.N. troops
1996Central African RepublicprotectionProtected embassy and evacuated U.S. citizens and allies during unrest
1996LiberiaprotectionProtected embassy and evacuated U.S. citizens and allies during unrest
1996RwandaprotectionSupported refugees amid period of unrest
1996-1997Zaire (Congo)protectionSupported refugees amid period of unrest
1997-1998AlbaniaprotectionProtected embassy and evacuated U.S. citizens and allies during unrest
1997CambodiapeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies if needed
1997CongopeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies from Zaire if needed
1997GabonpeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies from Zaire if needed
1997Sierra LeonepeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies if needed
1998Afghanistanterrorist suppressionBombed suspected camps of Osama Bin Laden in response to embassy bombings
1998Guinea-BissauprotectionEvacuated Americans and allies
1998-2001Iraqmilitary actionBombed military targets including facilities with suspected capability to manufacture weapons of mass destruction, enforced "no-fly" zones
1998KenyahumanitarianMedical and disaster relief after bombing of U.S. embassy
1998LiberiapeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies if needed
1998Sudanterrorist suppressionBombed suspected camps of Osama Bin Laden in response to embassy bombings
1998TanzaniahumanitarianMedical and disaster relief after bombing of U.S. embassy
1999AlbaniahumanitarianIncreased forces to better contain Yugoslavia, delivered humanitarian relief to Kosovar refugees
1999-2002East Timormilitary actionAssisted U.N. forces in establishing peace, delivering humanitarian aid, establishing government
1999KenyapeacekeepingProtected U.S. lives and embassy after bombing
1999MacedoniahumanitarianDelivered humanitarian relief to Kosovar refugees
1999-2012Yugoslavia (Kosovo)military actionConducted air strikes to deter violence against Albanians in Kosovo, supplied troops to U.N. peacekeepers
2000Sierra LeonepeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies if needed, deliver supplies to U.N. peacekeepers
2000YemenpeacekeepingDeliver assistance after bombing of U.S. warship
2001-2021Afghanistanmilitary actionUsurped al-Qaeda and Taliban-led government of Afghanistan, would occupy until 2021
2001AlbaniapeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2001GreecepeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2001MacedoniapeacekeepingDisarmed Albanian rebels, deployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2002-2004GeorgiapeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2002Ivory CoastpeacekeepingSent forces to defend and evacuate Americans and allies if needed
2002PhilippinespeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2002-2006YemenpeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2003-2006DjiboutipeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2003-2011IraqIraq WarDeposed Saddam Hussein-led government amid claims Iraq harbored al-Qaeda and was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction. Neither claim has been proven accurate
2003Liberiamilitary actionProvided humanitarian assistance, restored order, prepared to defend and evacuate Americans and allies if needed
2004-2005EritreapeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2004-2005EthiopiapeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2004Haiticovert actionCIA backed government overthrow
2004Haitimilitary actionProtected embassy and evacuated U.S. citizens and allies during rebellion, supported U.N. peacekeeping efforts
2004-2005KenyapeacekeepingDeployed troops as part of effort to combat terrorism
2006LebanonprotectionEvacuated Americans and allies
2011-2017Central African Republicterrorist suppressionHunting Joseph Kony, leader of Lord's Resistance Army, accused of massive war crimes
2011-2017DR Congoterrorist suppressionHunting Joseph Kony, leader of Lord's Resistance Army, accused of massive war crimes
2011EgyptprotectionProtected U.S. lives and property during unrest
2011-2012Libyamilitary actionSupport U.N. forces with intelligence, logistical support, search and rescue assistance, help enforce no-fly zone, execute drone stikes
2011-2017South Sudanterrorist suppressionHunting Joseph Kony, leader of Lord's Resistance Army, accused of massive war crimes
2011-2017Ugandaterrorist suppressionHunting Joseph Kony, leader of Lord's Resistance Army, accused of massive war crimes
2012-2013PhilippineshumanitarianDelivered humanitarian relief to typhoon victims
2012-2013Somaliaterrorist suppressionFought al-Qaeda, rescued kidnapped U.S. and Danish citizens kidnapped by pirates
2012-2013YemenpeacekeepingProtecting U.S. lives and property amid security threats
2013BurundipeacekeepingAirlifted French forces and supplies
2013Central African RepublicpeacekeepingAirlifted French forces and supplies
2013JordanpeacekeepingTrained Jordanian forces, prepared for possible Syrian conflict
2013NigerpeacekeepingSupported intelligence gathering for French forces in Mali
2014EstoniapeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2014LatviapeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2014-2015LiberiahumanitarianAssisted in humanitarian efforts to overcome Ebola epidemic
2014LithuaniapeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2014PolandpeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2014-2015SenegalhumanitarianAssisted in humanitarian efforts to overcome Ebola epidemic
2014South KoreapeacekeepingSupport South Korea army
2014UkrainepeacekeepingInvestigate plane crash
2014-2015West AfricahumanitarianAssisted in humanitarian efforts to overcome Ebola epidemic
2015Cameroonterrorist suppressionSent with consent to combat terrorist group
2015Cubaterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Djiboutiterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Egyptterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Jordanterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Kosovoterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015KuwaitpeacekeepingComplemented existing security forces
2015Libyaterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Somaliaterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015South KoreapeacekeepingComplemented existing security forces
2015South SudanprotectionProtect U.S. embassy amid civil unrest
2015Syriaterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Turkeyterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2015Yementerrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2016-2017HaitihumanitarianDisaster relief after hurricane
2016-2021Iraqmilitary actionLiberate city of Mosul from Islamic occupiers
2016Yemenmilitary actionMissile strikes on insurgent facilities
2017DominicahumanitarianEvacuations after hurricane
2017EgyptpeacekeepingOngoing security efforts as part of peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
2017EnglandpeacekeepingProvided deterrent air presence in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2017GermanypeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2017GreecepeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2017GuatemalahumanitarianProvide medical, dental, and veterinary care
2017HondurashumanitarianProvide medical, dental, and veterinary care
2017-2020Kuwaitterrorist suppressionCounterterrorism efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
2017NigerpeacekeepingAdvise-and-assist mission in support of domestic forces
2017PeruhumanitarianDisaster relief after flooding
2017-2019PolandpeacekeepingJoined NATO forces in securing Europe in wake of Russian invasion of Crimea
2017Puerto RicohumanitarianDisaster relief after hurricane
2017-2021South KoreapeacekeepingOngoing presence in country in response to North Korean threats and behavior
2017Sri LankahumanitarianDisaster relief after flooding and landslides
2017-2019Syriamilitary actionSent to assist fight against Islamic state, destroy chemical weapons capabilities
2017UruguayhumanitarianAssisted search for missing South Korean ship
2018ColombiahumanitarianWater well construction, information exchange, Provide medical, dental, and veterinary care
2018EcuadorhumanitarianProvide medical, dental, and veterinary care
2018El SalvadorhumanitarianWater well construction, information exchange
2018HondurashumanitarianWater well construction, information exchange
2018HondurashumanitarianProvide medical, dental, and veterinary care
2018IcelandpeacekeepingEnhance defensive capability
2018PanamahumanitarianWater well construction, information exchange
2018PeruhumanitarianProvide medical, dental, and veterinary care
2018TanzaniapeacekeepingAnti-poaching training
2018ThailandhumanitarianAssisted in rescue of soccer team trapped in cave
2018Trinidad and TobagohumanitarianWater well construction, information exchange
2018UkrainepeacekeepingEnhance defensive capability
2018YemenpeacekeepingHelp grow Yemeni forces in fight against terrorism, offer humanitarian assistance
2019EcuadorhumanitarianMedical assistance
2019JapanhumanitarianAssisted search for missing Japanese pilot
2019LithuaniapeacekeepingEnhance defensive capability
2019Saudi ArabiapeacekeepingEnhance defensive capability
2019VenezuelahumanitarianMedical assistance
2020GermanypeacekeepingAssisted ongoing NATO mission to secure Europe against Russian imperialism
2020GuatemalahumanitarianDisaster relief after hurricane
2020HondurashumanitarianDisaster relief after hurricane
2020ItalyhumanitarianCOVID-19 relief
2020PanamahumanitarianDisaster relief after hurricane
2021HaitihumanitarianDisaster relief after earthquake and tropical storm
2022GermanypeacekeepingBuildup of NATO forces in respose to Russia's build-up of forces on Ukraine border
2022PolandpeacekeepingBuildup of NATO forces in respose to Russia's build-up of forces on Ukraine border
2022RomaniapeacekeepingBuildup of NATO forces in respose to Russia's build-up of forces on Ukraine border
2022TongahumanitarianDisaster relief after undersea volcano

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