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List of wars involving the United States


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

Contents

18th century warsEdit

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

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

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

  Spain

  Iroquois

Watauga Association
Catawba
  Lenape
  Choctaw


  Netherlands


  Mysore

  Great Britain
  Loyalists
  German Auxiliaries

  Iroquois

  Cherokee

Victory
Chickamunga War
(1776–1795)

Location: Old Southwest

 
Abduction of Daniel Boone's daughter by the Cherokee
  United States   Cherokee Victory
Northwest Indian War
(1785–1793)

Location: Northwest Territory

  United States
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Western Confederacy
  Great Britain
Victory
Shays' Rebellion
(1786–1787)

Location: Massachusetts

 
Shays' troops are repulsed from the armory at Springfield, Massachusetts in early 1787.
  United States Anti-Government Protesters 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

 
USS Constellation vs. L'Insurgente
  United States

Co-belligerent:
  Great Britain

  France

Co-belligerent:
  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 warsEdit

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
  Eyalet of Tripolitania
  Sultanate of Morocco
  • Peace treaty
1811 German Coast Uprising
(1811)

Location: Territory of Orleans

  United States Rebel slaves

Supported by:
  Haiti

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

Location: Northwest River Ohio

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

Location: Eastern and Central North America

 
General Andrew Jackson stands on the parapet of his makeshift defenses as his troops repulse attacking Highlanders, by painter Edward Percy Moran in 1910.
  United States
Choctaw
Cherokee Nation
Creek Allies
  United Kingdom

Tecumseh's Confederacy


  Spain (1814)
Stalemate

Treaty of Ghent; Status quo ante bellum with no boundary changes

  • British assault on Sacket's Harbor repulsed
  • American invasions of British North America repulsed
  • British invasions of the United States repulsed
  • Defeat of Tecumseh's Confederacy
Creek War
(1813–1814)

Location: Southern United States

 
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 1814
  United States
Lower Creeks
Cherokee Nation
Choctaw
Red Stick Creek
Second Barbary War
(1815)
Part of the Barbary Wars

Location: Mediterranean Sea and the Barbary states.

 
Decatur's Squadron off Algiers.
  United States   Regency of Algiers
  • Peace treaty
First Seminole War
(1817–1818)

Location: Pensacola, Florida

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

  Spanish Florida

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
Arikara War
(1823)

Location: Missouri River

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

Location: Off Greece, Aegean Sea

 
Greek pirate boats attacking the HMS Comet.
  United States   Greek Pirates
  • 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
  • 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
Second Seminole War
(1835–1842)

Location: Florida, United States

 
U.S. Marines search for Seminoles in the Everglades
  United States Seminole
Second Sumatran expedition
(1838)

Location: Aceh Sultanate

  United States
  Netherlands
Chiefdom of Kuala Batee
Aroostook War
(1838)

Location: Maine & New Brunswick

  United States   United Kingdom Webster–Ashburton Treaty
Mexican–American War
(1846–1848)

Location: Texas, New Mexico, California, and Mexico

 
2nd Dragoons charge the enemy at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, 1846.
  United States
  California Republic
  Mexico
Cayuse War
(1847–1855)

Location: Oregon

  United States Cayuse
Apache Wars
(1851–1900)

Location: Southwestern United States

 
US Cavalry dash for cover while fighting Apaches, by F. Remington
  United States Apache
Ute
Yavapai
Puget Sound War
(1855–1856)

Location: Washington

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

Location: Fiji

  United States Fiji
Rogue River Wars
(1855–1856)

Location: Rogue Valley

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

Location: Pensacola, Florida

  United States Seminole
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
  • Peace treaty
Second Opium War
(1856–1859)

Location: China

 
Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle, by Émile Bayard
  British Empire
  French Empire
  United States
  Qing dynasty
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
Second Fiji Expedition
(1859)

Location: Fiji

  United States Fiji
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
First and Second Cortina War
(1859–1861)

Location: Texas and Mexico

  United States

  Confederate States

  Mexico
Paiute War
(1860)

Location: Pyramid Lake, Nevada

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

Location: United States

 
The Battle of Antietam, by Kurz & Allison.
  United States   Confederate States
Bombardment of Qui Nhơn
(1861)

Location: Qui Nhơn, Vietnam

  United States   Nguyễn Dynasty
Yavapai Wars
(1861–1875)

Location: Arizona

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

Location: Minnesota and Dakota

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

Location: Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska

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

Location: Kanmon Straits

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

Locations: Oregon, Nevada, California, and Idaho

  United States Paiute
Bannock
Shoshone
Powder River War
(1865)

Location: Powder River State

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

Location: Powder River State

 
The Fetterman Massacre
  United States   Lakota
  Cheyenne
  Arapaho
Formosa Expedition
(1867)

Location: Southern Formosa

 
US Marines and Sailors attack Formosan pirates.
  United States Paiwan Indecisive
  • Formosan retreat
  • American withdrawal
Comanche Campaign
(1867–1875)

Location: Western United States

 
Battle of Beecher Island. One soldier and three horses have fallen, while others continue to wage the battle.
  United States   Cheyenne
  Arapaho
  Comanche
Kiowa
United States expedition to Korea
(1871)

Location: Ganghwado

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

Location: California and Oregon

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

Location: Texas

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

Location: Texas and Mexico

 
Texan soldiers.
  United States   Mexico
  • 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 Sioux
  Northern Cheyenne
  Arapaho
  • Legal control of Powder River Country ceded to the United States
Buffalo Hunters' War
(1876–1877)

Location: Texas and Oklahoma

  United States   Comanche
Apache
Nez Perce War
(1877)

Location: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana

 
Chief Joseph's band in the Battle of Bear Paw Mountain
  United States Nez Perce
Palouse
Bannock War
(1878)

Location: Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming

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

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

 
Aftermath of the Battle of "The Pit."
  United States   Cheyenne
Sheepeater Indian War
(1879)

Location: Idaho

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

Location: Mexico

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

Location: Colorado

  United States Ute
Pine Ridge Campaign
(1890–1891)

Location: South Dakota

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

Location: Texas and Mexico

 
3rd Cavalry Troopers searching a suspected Revolutionist, 1892
  Mexico
  United States
Garzistas
Rio de Janeiro Affair
(1894)

Location: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
Cruiser Detroit in the Guanabara Bay during the revolt
  Brazil
  United States
  Brazilian mutineers
  • 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
  Yaqui
Pima
Opata
Second Samoan Civil War
(1898–1899)

Location: Samoa

 
Samoan warriors and American servicemen during the Siege of Apia in March 1899.
Samoa
  United States
Mataafans
  Germany
Compromise
Spanish–American War
(1898)

Location: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam

 
Teddy Roosevelt and the "Rough Riders" charge Spanish positions during the Battle of San Juan Hill.
  United States
  Cuban Revolutionaries
  Filipino Revolutionaries
  Spain
Philippine–American War
(1899–1902)

Location: Philippines

 
Kurz & Allison print of the Battle of Quingua.
1899-1902
  United States

1902-1906
  United States

1899-1902
  Philippine Republic

Limited Foreign Support:
  Empire of Japan


1902-1906
  Tagalog Republic

Moro Rebellion
(1899–1913)

Philippines

 
The 8th Infantry Regiment defeat the Moros in the four-day battle of Bagsak Mountain on Jolo Island in the Philippines.
  United States   Moro
  Remnants of the Sulu Sultanate
Boxer Rebellion
(1899–1901)

Location: China

 
Corporal Titus, of the 14th Infantry Regiment, scaling the walls of Peking.
  United Kingdom
  Russia
  Japan
  France
  United States
  Germany
  Italy
  Austria-Hungary
  Righteous Harmony Society (Boxers)
  China
  • Rebellion suppressed
  • Signing of the Boxer Protocol
  • Provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing

20th century warsEdit

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

 
American troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment rest for the night on 27 May 1916
  United States   Mexico
  Germany
Victory
  • Seditionist insurgency suppressed
  • Permanent border wall established
  • Pancho Villa's troops no longer an effective fighting force[1]
Negro Rebellion
(1912)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Cuba

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

Location: Nicaragua

 
US Marines holding a captured Sandinista flag.
  United States
  Nicaragua
  Nicaraguan Liberals
  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

 
2nd Marine Regiment in Haiti
  United States
  Haiti
  Haitian Rebels Victory
  • Haiti occupied
Sugar Intervention
(1916–1918)
Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Cuba

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

Location: Dominican Republic

 
US Marines in the Occupation of the Dominican Republic.
  United States   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
  British Empire

  Russia
  United States
  China
  Italy
  Japan
  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.
  White Movement
  British Empire

  Japan
  Czechoslovakia
  Greece
  Poland
  United States
  France
  Romania
  Serbia
  Italy
  China

  Russian SFSR
  Far Eastern Republic
  Latvian SSR
  Ukrainian SSR
  Commune of Estonia
  Mongolian Communists
Withdrawal
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

 
U.S. Army Soldiers advancing at dawn in the cover of a M4 Sherman tank, during the Battle of Bougainville, 1944.
  Soviet Union
  United States
  United Kingdom
  China
  France
  Poland
  Canada
  Australia
  New Zealand
  India
  South Africa
  Yugoslavia
  Greece
  Denmark
  Norway
  Netherlands
  Belgium
  Luxembourg
  Czechoslovakia
  Brazil
  Mexico
  Ethiopia
  Mongolia
  Philippines
  Viet Minh
  KLA
  Albania
  Germany
  Japan
  Italy
  Hungary
  Romania
  Bulgaria
  Finland
  Thailand
  Manchukuo
  Mengjiang
  Croatia
  Slovakia
Victory
Korean War
(1950–1953)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Korea

 
American soldiers in the Korean war with the Browning M1919A6 LMG.
  South Korea
  United States
  United Kingdom
  Australia
  Belgium
  Canada
  France
  Philippines
  Colombia
  Ethiopia
  Greece
  Luxembourg
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  South Africa
  Thailand
  Turkey
  North Korea
  China
  Soviet Union
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
  United States
  Lebanese Opposition: Victory
Bay of Pigs Invasion
(1961)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Cuba

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

Location: 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.
  Dominican Loyalists
  United States
  Brazil
  Honduras
  Paraguay
  Nicaragua
  Costa Rica
  El Salvador
  Dominican Constitutionalists Victory
Vietnam War
(1965–1973[a], 1975[b])
Part of the Cold War and Indochina Wars

Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

 
1st Cavalry Division, Battle of Ia Drang, 1965.
  South Vietnam
  United States
  South Korea
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Thailand
  Philippines
  Khmer Republic
  Kingdom of Laos
  North Vietnam
  Viet Cong
  Khmer Rouge
  Pathet Lao
  North Korea
  China
  Soviet Union
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
  People Republic of China (1971–1978)
  Pathet Lao[2]
[3]
  Malayan Communist Party
  Khmer Rouge (until 1978)[2]
[3]
  North Korea[3]

Victory
  • Defeat of communist insurgents
Shaba II
(1978)

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

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

Location: Lebanon

 
US Marine barracks bombing
  Italy
  United States
  France
  United Kingdom
Islamic Jihad Organization
  Iran
  Syria
  Progressive Socialist Party
  Amal Movement
Defeat
Invasion of Grenada
(1983)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Grenada

 
American soldiers in mortar positions in Grenada.
  United States
  Barbados
  Jamaica
  Antigua and Barbuda
  Dominica
  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  Saint Lucia
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  PRG of Grenada
  Cuba
Military advisors:
Victory
  • Military dictatorship of Hudson Austin deposed
  • Defeat of Cuban military presence
  • Restoration of Constitutional Government
Bombing of Libya
(1986)
Part of the Cold War

Location: Libya

 
USAF F-111 taking off for Libya
  United States
  United Kingdom
  Libya Victory
  • Ground targets destroyed.
  • Failed Libyan Scud missile response
  • Muammar Gaddafi survived
Tanker War
(1987–1988)

Location: Persian Gulf

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

Location: Panama

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

Location: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel

 
M1 Abrams tanks of the 3rd Armored Division advance on Medina Ridge.
  Kuwait
  United States
  United Kingdom
  Saudi Arabia
  France
  Canada
  Egypt
  Syria
  Qatar
  Bahrain
  United Arab Emirates
  Oman
  Bangladesh
  Iraq Victory
Intervention in the Somali Civil War
(1992–1995)

Location: Somalia

 
US Marines on patrol in Somalia.
  United States
  United Kingdom
  Spain
  Saudi Arabia
  Malaysia
  Pakistan
  Italy
  India
  Greece
  Germany
  France
  Canada
  Botswana
  Belgium
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Somali National Alliance Defeat
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

 
Russian and American troops on a joint patrol around the Bosnian town of Zvornik on the afternoon of 29 February 1996.
  Bosnia and Herzegovina

  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
  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 of Novi Sad.
  KLA
  AFRK
  Albania
  Croatia
  United States
  Belgium
  Canada
  Czech Republic
  Denmark
  France
  Germany
  Hungary
  Italy
  Luxembourg
  Netherlands
  Norway
  Portugal
  Poland
  Spain
  Turkey
  United Kingdom
  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 warsEdit

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

 
101st Airborne Division firefight in Kunar Province
  United States
  Afghanistan
  United Kingdom
  Germany
  Denmark
  Italy
  France
  Canada
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Armenia
  Georgia
  Azerbaijan
  South Korea
  Norway
  Sweden
  Poland
  Estonia
  Romania
  Turkey
  Bulgaria
  Hungary
  Luxembourg
  Portugal
  Jordan
  Albania
  Iceland
  ISAF
  Northern Alliance

Supported by:
  India

  Taliban

Allied groups


Taliban splinter groups

2001 invasion:
  Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

  al-Qaeda

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

Location: Iraq

 
M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks in Baghdad during the Occupation of Iraq
  United States
  Iraq
  United Kingdom
  South Korea
  Italy
  Poland
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Denmark
  Georgia
  Azerbaijan
  Ukraine
  Estonia
  Netherlands
  Portugal
  Spain
  MNF–I
  Baath Loyalists
  Islamic State of Iraq
  al-Qaeda in Iraq
  Mahdi Army
  Special Groups
  IAI
  Ansar al-Sunnah

  Ba'athist Iraq

Inconclusive
War in North-West Pakistan
(2004–present)
Part of the War on Terror

Location: Pakistan

 
Airstrike on insurgent forces in Pakistan.
  United States   Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
  al-Qaeda
  Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
  Lashkar-e-Islam
  Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
  East Turkestan Islamic Movement
  Tehreek-e-Shariat

Alleged Supported by:
  Pakistan
  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Ongoing
Libyan Civil War
(2011)
Part of the Libyan Crisis

Location: Libya

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

  United States
  United Kingdom
  Belgium
  Bulgaria
  Canada
  Denmark
  France
  Greece
  Italy
  Netherlands
  Norway
  Romania
  Spain
  Turkey
  Sweden
  Jordan
  Qatar
  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
  United Kingdom
  Australia
  Belgium
  Canada
  Denmark
  France
  Germany
  Italy
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  Norway
  Portugal
  Spain
  Sweden
  Turkey
  Bahrain
  Jordan
  Morocco
  Qatar
  Saudi Arabia
  United Arab Emirates
  Iraq
  Syrian Opposition
  Egypt
  Libya
  Nigeria
  Cameroon
  Chad
  Niger
  Burundi

  Kurdistan

  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
  Boko Haram

  Jabhat Fatah al-Sham
  Khorasan


  Tahrir al-Sham


  Syria
  Iran
  Hezbollah
  Russia

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[16]
  • ISIL controls around 50% of Syria by late May 2015[17][18]
  • Emergence of independently-governed Kurdish regions
  • Tomahawk missile strikes against Assad controlled air fields in Syria
War in Afghanistan
(2015–present)
 
ISAF troops changing mission and beginning the RSM.
  Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Allied militias

Coalition:

  Taliban

Alleged supported by:
  Pakistan (alleged)[19][20]

  Iran[22][23] (disputed)[24]
  Russia[25][26][27] (denied)[28][29]


Allied groups
  Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin
  al-Qaeda
  Islamic Jihad Union


Taliban splinter groups


  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[30]
  • Failed 2015 Taliban resurgence attempt in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan[31]
  • U.S. halts withdrawal and prolongs presence in Afghanistan[32]
  • On April 13, 2017, the U.S. drops GBU-43/B MOAB on an ISIS-K controlled tunnel system, resulting in the deaths of 94 ISIS-K militants, including 4 commanders

See alsoEdit

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