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List of wars involving the United States


List of wars involving the United States


The United States has been involved in 108 military conflicts. These include major conflicts like the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Gulf War. It also includes US involvement in widespread periods of conflict like the Indian Wars, the Cold War (including the Korean War and the Vietnam War), and the War on Terror (including the Iraq War, the War in Afghanistan, and others).

Four military engagements encompassing three wars, all of which are interventions, currently involve the US: the Yemeni Civil War, the Somali Civil War, and the Syrian Civil War.

  USA victory - 78
  Another result * - 13
  USA defeat - 13
  Ongoing conflict - 4

*e.g. a treaty or peace without a clear result, status quo ante bellum, result of civil or internal conflict, result unknown or indecisive, inconclusive

  • List of notable deployments of U.S. military forces overseas
  • Timeline of United States military operations
  • Military history of the United States
  • United States Armed Forces
  • List of American military installations
  • Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK)
    • Conflict Barometer – Describes recent trends in conflict development, escalations, and settlements
  • A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Timeline of wars involving the United States, Histropedia
  • U.S. Periods of War and Dates of Recent Conflicts, Congressional Research Service

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