List of wars involving the United States

This is a list of wars and rebellions involving the United States of America.[1] Currently, there are 93 wars on this list, 5 of which are ongoing.

  USA defeat
  USA victory
  Another result (e.g. a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result of civil or internal conflict, result unknown or indecisive)
  Ongoing conflict

18th-century warsEdit

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

Location: Eastern North America, Southern North America, Gibraltar, India, Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic
 
The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776
  United States
  France

  Spanish Empire

  Iroquois

Watauga Association
Catawba
  Lenape
  Choctaw


  Dutch Republic


  Mysore

  Great Britain
  Loyalists
  German Auxiliaries

  Iroquois

  Cherokee

US-allied victory
Cherokee–American wars
(1776–1795)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Old Southwest
 
Abduction of Daniel Boone's daughter by the Cherokee
  United States
  Choctaw
  Cherokee US-allied victory
Northwest Indian War
(1785–1793)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Northwest Territory
  United States
  Chickasaw
  Choctaw
Western Confederacy   Great Britain US-allied victory
Quasi-War
(1798–1800)

Location: Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean
  United States

Co-belligerent:
  Great Britain

  France Convention of 1800
  • Peaceful cessation of Franco-American alliance
  • End of French privateer attacks on American shipping
  • American neutrality and renunciation of claims by France

19th-century warsEdit

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result for the United States and 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[2]
  Sweden[2]
  Sicily[2]
  Malta[2]
  Portugal[2]
  Morocco[2]
  Tripolitania[3]
  Morocco[3]
US-allied victory
Tecumseh's War
(1811)

Part of the American Indian Wars and the War of 1812

Location: Northwest River Ohio
  United States Tecumseh's Confederacy
US victory
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 Nation
  Cherokee Nation
Creek Allies
  United Kingdom

Tecumseh's Confederacy

  Spain (1814)
Inconclusive/Other Result
Creek War
(1813–1814)

Part of the American Indian Wars and the War of 1812

Location: Southern United States
  United States
Lower Creeks
  Cherokee Nation
  Choctaw Nation
Red Stick Creek US-allied victory
Second Barbary War
(1815)

Part of the Barbary Wars

Location: Mediterranean Sea and the Barbary States
 
Decatur's squadron off Algiers
  United States   Deylik of Algiers
US victory
First Seminole War
(1817–1818)

Part of the Seminole Wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Pensacola, Spanish Florida
 
Barracks and tents at Fort Brooke near Tampa Bay
  United States Seminole

  Spanish Florida

US victory
Arikara War
(1823)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Missouri River
 
An Arikara warrior
  United States

Sioux

Arikara Inconclusive/Other Result
  • White Peace treaty agreed by US Col Leavenworth[4]
Winnebago War
(1827)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Illinois and Michigan Territory
  United States
  Choctaw Nation
Prairie La Crosse Ho-Chunks
with a few allies
US-allied victory
  • Ho-Chunks cede lead mining region to the United States
Black Hawk War
(1832)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Illinois and Michigan Territory
 
Native women and children fleeing the Battle of Bad Axe
  United States
Ho-Chunk
Menominee
  Dakota
Potawatomi
Black Hawk's British Band
Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi allies
US-allied victory
Texas Revolution
(1835–1836)

Location: Texas
 
Fall of the Alamo
  Republic of Texas

  United States

  • Out of the Texan soldiers serving from January through March 1836, 78% had arrived from the United States after October 2, 1835.[Note 1][5]

  Mexican Republic Texan victory
  • The Republic of Texas gains its independence.
  • Texas is annexed into the United States in 1845.
Second Seminole War
(1835–1842)

Part of the Seminole Wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Florida, United States
 
U.S. Marines search for Seminoles in the Everglades
  United States Seminole US victory
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 US-allied victory
Cayuse War
(1847–1855)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Oregon
 
The Whitman Massacre.
  United States Cayuse US victory
  • Cayuse reduced in numbers and forced to cede most of their lands
Apache Wars
(1851–1900)

Part of the Texas–Indian wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Southwestern United States
 
U.S. Cavalry dash for cover while fighting Apaches, by F. Remington
  United States Apache
Ute
Yavapai
US victory
Bleeding Kansas
(1854–1861)

Location: Kansas and Missouri

Anti-slavery settlers
(Free-Staters)
Pro-slavery settlers (Border Ruffians) Free-Stater victory.
  • Kansas admitted as a free state on January 29, 1861.
Puget Sound War
(1855–1856)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Washington
  United States
Snoqualmie
Nisqually
Muckleshoot
Puyallup
Klickitat
Haida
Tlingit
US victory
Rogue River Wars
(1855–1856)

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

Part of the Seminole Wars and the American Indian Wars

Location: Pensacola, Florida
  United States Seminole US victory
  • By late 1850s, most Seminoles forced to leave their land; a few hundred remain deep in the Everglades on land unwanted by white settlers
Yakima War
(1855–1858)

Part of the American Indian Wars

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
US victory
Second Opium War
(1856–1859)

Part of the Opium Wars

Location: China
 
Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle, by Émile Bayard
  British Empire
  French Empire
  United States
  China US victory
Utah War
(1857–1858)

Part of the Mormon wars

Location: Utah Territory and Wyoming
  United States Deseret/Utah Mormons (Nauvoo Legion) Inconclusive/Other Result
  • 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)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: New Mexico
  United States  Navajo Nation US victory
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
(1859)

Part of pre-Civil War conflicts

Location: West Virginia
 
Harper's Weekly illustration of U.S. Marines attacking John Brown's "Fort" Teresa Baine
  United States Abolitionist Insurgents US victory
First and Second Cortina War
(1859–1861)

Location: Texas and Mexico
  United States

  Confederate States


  Mexico

  Cortinista bandits US-allied victory
Paiute War
(1860)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Pyramid Lake, Nevada
  United States Paiute
Shoshone
Bannock
US victory
American Civil War
(1861–1865)

Location: Southern United States, Indian Territory, Northeastern United States, Western United States, Atlantic Ocean
 
The Battle of Antietam, by Kurz & Allison.
  United States   Confederate States
  Cherokee Nation
  Choctaw Nation
  Chickasaw Nation
  Muskogee Nation
  Seminole Nation
  Comanche Nation
US victory
Yavapai Wars
(1861–1875)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Arizona
  United States Yavapai
Apache
Yuma
Mohave
US victory
Dakota War of 1862
(1862)

Part of the American Indian Wars

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

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska
  United States   Cheyenne
  Arapaho
  Sioux
Inconclusive/Other Result
Snake War
(1864–1868)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Locations: Oregon, Nevada, California, and Idaho
  United States Paiute
Bannock
Shoshone
US victory
Powder River War
(1865)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Powder River State
  United States   Sioux
  Cheyenne
  Arapaho
Inconclusive
Red Cloud's War
(1866–1868)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Powder River State
 
The Fetterman Massacre
  United States
  Crow Nation
  Lakota
  Cheyenne
  Arapaho
Lakota-allied victory
Comanche Campaign
(1867–1875)

Part of the American Indian Wars

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
US victory
Modoc War
(1872–1873)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: California and Oregon
 
Engraving of soldiers recovering the bodies of the slain May 3, 1873.
  United States   Modoc US victory
Red River War
(1874–1875)

Part of the American Indian Wars

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

Location: Texas and Mexico
 
Texan soldiers.
  United States Mexican bandits US victory
  • Cattle returned to Texas
Great Sioux War of 1876
(1876–1877)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Montana, Dakota and Wyoming
 
Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn.
  United States   Lakota
  Dakota Sioux
  Northern Cheyenne
  Arapaho
US victory
  • Legal control of Powder River Country ceded to the United States
Buffalo Hunters' War
(1876–1877)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Texas and Oklahoma
  United States   Comanche
Apache
US victory
Nez Perce War
(1877)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana
 
Chief Joseph's band in the Battle of Bear Paw Mountain
  United States Nez Perce
Palouse
US victory
Bannock War
(1878)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming
  United States Bannock
Shoshone
Paiute
US victory
Cheyenne War
(1878–1879)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana
 
Aftermath of the Battle of "The Pit."
  United States   Cheyenne US victory
Sheepeater Indian War
(1879)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Idaho
  United States Shoshone US victory
Victorio's War
(1879–1881)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Mexico
  United States
  Mexico
Apache US-allied victory
White River War
(1879–1880)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Colorado
  United States Ute US victory
Pine Ridge Campaign
(1890–1891)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: South Dakota
 
Mass grave for the dead Lakota after the conflict at Wounded Knee Creek.
  United States   Sioux US victory
Garza Revolution
(1891–1893)

Location: Texas and Mexico
 
3rd Cavalry Troopers searching a suspected Revolutionist, 1892
  Mexico
  United States
Garzistas US-allied victory
Yaqui Wars
(1896–1918)

Part of the American Indian Wars

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
US-allied victory
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
Inconclusive/Other Result
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 US-allied victory
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

US victory
Moro Rebellion
(1899–1913)

Location: 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
US victory
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
US-allied victory
  • 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 its Allies
Crazy Snake Rebellion
(1909)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Oklahoma
 
Creek prisoners of war.
  United States Creek US 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 May 27, 1916
  United States   Mexico
  Germany
US victory
Negro Rebellion
(1912)

Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Cuba
 
USS Mississippi in Cuba
  Cuba
  United States
  Cuban PIC US-allied victory
  • 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
US-allied victory
  • Nicaragua occupied until 1933
Bluff War
(1914–1915)

Part of the American Indian Wars

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
US victory
Occupation of Veracruz
(1914)

Part of the Mexican Revolution

Location: Mexico
 
American ships at Veracruz
  United States   Mexico US victory
Occupation of Haiti
(1915–1934)

Part of the Banana Wars

Location: Haiti
 
2nd Marine Regiment in Haiti
  United States
  Haiti
  Haitian Rebels US-allied victory
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 US victory
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
US-allied 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

  United States
  France
  Japan
  Czechoslovakia
  Greece
  Poland
  Romania
  Serbia
  Italy
  China

  Russian SFSR
  Far Eastern Republic
  Latvian SSR
  Ukrainian SSR
  Commune of Estonia
  Mongolian Communists
Bolshevik victory
  • Allied withdrawal from Russia
  • Bolshevik victory over White Army
Last Indian Uprising
(1923)

Part of the American Indian Wars

Location: Utah
 
Ute and Paiute prisoners of war.
  United States Ute
Paiute
US victory
World War II
(1941–1945)

Location: Europe, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa, Oceania, 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
  Chile
  Peru
  Ethiopia
  Mongolia
  Philippines
  Viet Minh
  KLA
  Germany
  Japan
  Italy
  Hungary
  Romania
  Bulgaria
  Slovakia
  Croatia
  Albania
  Finland
  Thailand
  Manchukuo
  Mengjiang
US-allied victory
Operation Beleaguer
(1945-1949)

Location: Hopeh and Shantung Provinces, China
 
Marines in Tsingtao during Operation Beleaguer.
  United States   Communist Party of China US Victory
  • Occupation of Hopeh and Shantung provinces
  • Japanese and Koreans repatriated
  • American and other foreign nationals evacuated
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
  Spain
  South Africa
  Thailand
  Turkey
  North Korea
  China
  Soviet Union
Inconclusive/Other Result
  • Korean Armistice Agreement
  • North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
  • Subsequent United Nations invasion of North Korea repelled
  • Subsequent Chinese-North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled
Lebanon Crisis
(1958)

Location: Lebanon
 
US Marine sits in a foxhole and points his machine gun toward Beirut.
  Lebanon
  United States
  Lebanese Opposition: US-allied victory
Vietnam War
(1955–1964[a], 1965–1973[b], 1974–1975[c])

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
  Laos
  Khmer Republic
  North Vietnam
  Viet Cong
  Pathet Lao
  Khmer Rouge
  China
  Soviet Union
  North Korea
North Vietnamese-allied victory
Korean DMZ Conflict
(1966–1969)

Part of the Korean conflict and the Cold War

Location: Korean Demilitarized Zone
 
ROK and US troop stationed at the DMZ, 1967.
  South Korea
  United States
  North Korea US-allied victory
  • North Korean failure to launch an insurgency in South Korea
Dominican Civil War
(1965–1966)

Location: Dominican Republic
 
US soldiers push a child underneath a Jeep to protect him during a firefight in Santo Domingo on May 5, 1965.
  Dominican Loyalists
  United States
  IAPF
  Dominican Constitutionalists US-allied victory
Multinational Intervention in Lebanon
(1982–1984)

Location: Lebanon
 
US Marines on patrol in Beirut, April 1983
  Lebanese Armed Forces
  UNIFIL
Multinational Force in Lebanon:
  Israel

  Lebanese Front
  Army of Free Lebanon
SLA

  Lebanese National Movement
  Jammoul
  PLO
  Amal Movement

  Iran

  Hezbollah
Islamic Jihad Organization


  Islamic Unification Movement


  Syria

  Arab Deterrent Force
Syrian-Allied Victory
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:
US-allied victory
  • Military dictatorship of Hudson Austin deposed
  • Defeat of Cuban military presence
  • Restoration of constitutional government
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 US-allied 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
  Iraq US-allied victory
Iraqi No-Fly Zone Enforcement Operations
(1991–2003)

Location: Iraq
 
A Tomahawk cruise missile is fired from an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer during Operation Desert Fox in December 1998.
  United States
  United Kingdom
  France
  Australia
  Belgium
  Netherlands
  Saudi Arabia
  Turkey
  Italy
  Iraq US-allied victory
  • Periodic depletion of Iraqi air defenses
First U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War
(1992–1995)

Part of the Somali civil war (1991–present)

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 Inconclusive/Other Result
  • Failure to capture SNA leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid; specific Aidid lieutenants captured
  • Withdrawal of U.S. forces 5 months after losses in the Battle of Mogadishu
  • The UN mandate saved close to 100,000 lives, before and after U.S. withdrawal
  • Civil war is ongoing
Bosnian War
(1992–1995)

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 February 29, 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
  Serbian Krajina
  Western Bosnia
US-allied victory
Intervention in Haiti
(1994–1995)

Location: Haiti
 
US troops arrive in Haiti.
  United States
  Poland
  Argentina
  Haiti US-allied victory
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 US-allied victory[10][11][12][13]
  • Ceasefire reached through Kumanovo Agreement of June 1999. after Russian and Finnish envoys visit Belgrade
  • Yugoslav forces pull out of Kosovo
  • UN Resolution 1244 confirming Kosovo as de jure part of FRY
  • De facto separation of Kosovo from FR Yugoslavia under UN administration
  • Return of Albanian refugees after attempted ethnic cleansing of Albanians
  • KLA veterans join the UÇPMB, starting the Preševo insurgency
  • Around 200,000 Serbs, Romani, and other non-Albanians fleeing Kosovo and many of the remaining civilians becoming victims of abuse
  • Three Chinese journalists were killed in United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade
  1. ^ Advisory role from the forming of the MAAG in Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
  2. ^ Direct U.S. involvement ended in 1973 with the Paris Peace Accords. The Paris Peace Accords of January 1973 saw all U.S forces withdrawn; the Case–Church Amendment, passed by the U.S Congress on 15 August 1973, officially ended direct U.S military involvement .
  3. ^ The war reignited on December 13, 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 its Allies
War in Afghanistan
(2001–present)

Part of the War on Terror and the War in Afghanistan (1978–present)

Location: Afghanistan
 
American and British soldiers take a tactical pause during a combat patrol in the Sangin District area of Helmand Province.
  Resolute Support Mission
  Afghanistan
  United States
  Canada
  United Kingdom
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Croatia
  Czech Republic
  Denmark
  Georgia
  Germany
  Italy
  Romania
  Spain
  Turkey
Formerly:
  ISAF
  Taliban

Allied groups
  HIG
  al-Qaeda
  Islamic Jihad Union[14]


Taliban splinter groups


  IS-Affiliates:


2001 Invasion:
  Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Ongoing
Iraq War
(2003–2011)

Part of the War on Terror

Location: Iraq
 
Soldiers from 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment conduct security before a cordon and search operation in Biaj, Iraq with their M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
  United States
  Iraq
  United Kingdom
  Australia
  South Korea
  Denmark
  Italy
  Georgia
  Poland
  Spain
  Netherlands
  Ukraine
  Romania
  MNF–I
  Ba'ath Loyalists

  Islamic State of Iraq
  al-Qaeda in Iraq
  Mahdi Army
  Special Groups
  IAI
  Ansar al-Sunnah


2003 Invasion:
  Iraq

Inconclusive/other result[15]
Second U.S. Intervention in the Somali Civil War
(2007–2021)

Part of the Somali Civil War (1991–present) and the War on Terror

Location: Somalia and Northeastern Kenya
 
MQ-9 Reaper commonly used in covert drone strikes in Somalia.
  Somalia
  United States
  United Kingdom
  Kenya
  Ethiopia
  AMISOM
  United Nations

  European Union[26]

  Al-Shabaab
Hizbul Islam

  Daesh
Alleged support:
  Eritrea

Inconclusive/Other Result
Operation Ocean Shield
(2009–2016)

Part of the War on Terror

Location: Indian Ocean
 
A tall plume of black smoke rises from a destroyed pirate vessel that was struck by USS Farragut in March 2010.
  NATO
  United States
  Malaysia
  Norway
  United Kingdom
  New Zealand
  Denmark
  Netherlands
  Italy
  South Korea
  India
  Russia
  China
Somali pirates US-allied victory
  • Number of pirate attacks dramatically decreased
  • The US Office of Naval Intelligence have officially reported that in 2013, only 9 incidents of piracy were reported and that none of them were successfully hijacked[citation needed]
  • Piracy drops 90%[27]
International intervention in Libya
(2011)

Part of the Libyan Crisis and the First Libyan Civil War

Location: Libya
 
US vessels launch missiles in support of the First Libyan Civil War.
  NATO
  United States
  United Kingdom
  Belgium
  Bulgaria
  Canada
  Denmark
  France
  Greece
  Italy
  Netherlands
  Norway
  Romania
  Spain
  Turkey
  Sweden
  Jordan
  Qatar
  United Arab Emirates

  Anti-Gaddafi rebels

  Libya US-allied victory
Operation Observant Compass
(2011–2017)

Part of the War on Terror

Location: Uganda
 
U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a task force combat engineer, explains combat marksmanship tactics to a group of Ugandan soldiers.
  United States
  Uganda
  DR Congo
  Central African Republic
  South Sudan
  Lord's Resistance Army Ongoing
  • Founder and leader of the LRA Joseph Kony goes into hiding
  • Senior LRA commander Dominic Ongwen surrenders to American forces in the Central African Republic and is tried at the Hague[7][8]
  • Majority of LRA installations and encampments located in South Sudan and Uganda abandoned and dismantled
  • Small scale LRA activity continues in eastern DR Congo, and the Central African Republic
American-led intervention in Iraq
(2014–present)

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Iraqi Civil War, the Spillover of the Syrian Civil War, the War on Terror and the International ISIS campaign

Location: Iraq
 
General Stephen J. Townsend observes a HIMARS strike that destroyed a building near Haditha, September 2016
  United States
  Iraq
  Iraqi Kurdistan
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Belgium
  Canada
  Denmark
  France
  Germany
  Jordan
  Morocco
  Netherlands
  United Kingdom
  Turkey

  Iran
  Hezbollah

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Ongoing
  • Tens of thousands of ISIL fighters killed
  • American-led forces launch over 13,300 airstrikes on ISIL positions in Iraq
  • Heavy damage dealt to ISIL forces, ISIL loses 40% of its territory in Iraq by January 2016, and all of its territory in Iraq in December 2017
  • Multinational humanitarian and arming of ground forces efforts
  • 200 ISIL created mass graves found containing up to 12,000 people[29]
  • Ongoing US-led Coalition advising and training of Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces
  • US maintains limited military presence in Iraq
American-led intervention in Syria
(2014–present)

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Syrian Civil War, the War on Terror and the International ISIS campaign

Location: Syria
  United States

  Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria


  CJTF-OIR Members:
  United Kingdom
  France
  Australia
  New Zealand
  Canada
  Jordan
  Denmark
  Netherlands
  Belgium
  Lebanon
  Morocco
  Saudi Arabia
  United Arab Emirates
  Qatar
  Bahrain


  Turkey


  Israel (limited involvement; against Hezbollah and government forces only)


Formerly:
  Free Syrian Army (2011–2017)

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

  al-Qaeda linked groups:


  Syria (limited encounters with US and Israel)

Supported by:
  Russia
  Iran
  Hezbollah

Ongoing


American intervention in Libya
(2015–2020)

Part of the Second Libyan Civil War, the War on Terror, and the International ISIS Campaign

Location: Libya
 
USS Wasp conducts flight operations in Operation Odyssey Lightning.
  United States
  Libya
  Islamic State in Libya US-allied Victory
  • Liberation of Sirte
  • Hundreds of airstrikes carried out in Libya against Islamic State affiliated militant groups
Insurgency in Cabo Delgado
(2021-present)

Part of the War on Terror, and the International ISIS Campaign

Location: Mozambique
  United States
  Mozambique
  South Africa
  Tanzania
  Ansar al-Sunna
  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
  Al-Qaeda
Organized crime
Ongoing

See alsoEdit

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