List me one country that we have troops stationed in where our troops weren't invited in. List me one war in the past century where we fought unilaterally. Hell, list me one war in the last century that was started by America.
A probably woefully incomplete list of US military
interference in other coutries over the past century or so:
1890 Argentina Buenos Aires interests protected.
1891 Chile Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
1891 Haiti Black workers revolt defeated.
1893- Hawaii Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
1894 Nicaragua Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
1894-95 China Marines land in Sino-Japanese War.
1894-96 Korea Marines kept in Seoul during war.
1895 Panama Marines land in Colombian province.
1896 Nicaragua Marines land in port of Corinto.
1898-1900 China Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
1898-1910 Philippines Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos.
1898-1902 Cuba Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
1898- Puerto Rico Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
1898- Guam Seized from Spain, still use as base.
1898 Nicaragua Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
1899- Samoa Battle over succession to throne.
1899 Nicaragua Marines land at port of Bluefields.
1901-14 Panama Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone 1914-99.
1903 Honduras Marines intervene in revolution.
1903-04 Dominican Rep. U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
1904-05 Korea Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
1906-09 Cuba Marines land in democratic election.
1907 Nicaragua "Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up.
1907 Honduras Marines land during war with Nicaragua.
1908 Panama Marines intervene in election contest.
1910 Nicaragua Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
1911 Honduras U.S. interests protected in civil war.
1911-41 China Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
1912 Cuba U.S. interests protected in Havana.
19l2 Panama Marines land during heated election.
19l2 Honduras Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
1912-33 Nicaragua 20-year occupation, fought guerrillas.
19l3 Mexico Americans evacuated during revolution.
1914 Dominican Rep. Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
1914-18 Mexico Series of interventions against nationalists.
1914-34 Haiti 19-year occupation after revolts.
1916-24 Dominican Rep. 8-year Marine occupation.
1917-33 Cuba Military occupation, economic protectorate.
19l7-18 World War I Ships sunk, fought Germany
1918-22 Russia Five landings to fight Bolsheviks.
1918-20 Panama "Police duty" during unrest after elections.
1919 Yugoslavia Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
1919 Honduras Marines land during election campaign.
1920 Guatemala 2-week intervention against unionists.
1922 Turkey Fought nationalists in Smyrna (Izmir).
1922-27 China Deployment during nationalist revolt.
1924-25 Honduras Landed twice during election strife.
1925 Panama Marines suppress general strike.
1927-34 China Marines stationed throughout the country.
1932 El Salvador Warships sent during Faribundo Marti revolt.
1941-45 World War II Fought Axis for 3 years; 1st nuclear war.
1946 Iran Soviet troops told to leave north (Iranian Azerbaijan).
1946 Yugoslavia Response to shooting-down of U.S. plane.
1947 Uruguay Bombers deployed as show of strength.
1947-49 Greece U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
1948-49 China Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
1948 Germany Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
1948-54 Philippines CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
1950 Puerto Rico Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
1950-53 Korea Fight China & North Korea to stalemate. Still has bases.
1953 Iran CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
1954 Vietnam Bombs offered to French to use against siege.
1954 Guatemala CIA directs exile invasion; bombers based in Nicaragua.
1956 Egypt Marines evacuate foreigners.
1958 Lebanon Marine occupation against rebels.
1958 Panama Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
1960-75 Vietnam Fought revolt & North Vietnam; 1-2 million killed.
1961 Cuba CIA-directed exile invasion failed.
1962 Cuba Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with USSR.
1962 Laos Military buildup during guerrilla war.
1964 Panama Panamanians shot for urging canal's return.
1965 Indonesia Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
1965-66 Dominican Rep. Marines land during election campaign.
1966-67 Guatemala Green Berets intervene against rebels.
1969-75 Cambodia Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing.
1970 Oman U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
1971-73 Laos U.S. directs invasion; "carpet-bombs" countryside.
1973 Chile CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
1975 Cambodia Gas captured ship.
1976-92 Angola CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
1980 Iran Raid to rescue Embassy hostages.
1981 Libya Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
1981-92 El Salvador Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war.
1981-90 Nicaragua CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions; plants mines.
1982-84 Lebanon Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists.
1983 Chad Support provided to government against insurgents
1983-89 Honduras Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
1983-84 Grenada Invasion four years after revolution.
1984 Iran Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
1986 Libya Air strikes to topple nationalist gov't.
1986 Bolivia Army assists raids on cocaine region.
1987-88 Iran US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
1989 Libya Two Libyan jets shot down.
1989 Virgin Is. Black unrest after storm.
1989 Philippines Air cover provided for government against coup.
1989-90 Panama Nationalist government ousted; 2000+ killed.
1990 Liberia Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
1990-91 Saudi Arabia Iraq countered after invading Kuwait.
1990- Iraq Blockade; air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion
1991 Kuwait Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
1992-94 Somalia Occupation during civil war.
1992-94 Yugoslavia Nato blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
1993-95 Bosnia No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; bombed Serbs.
1994-96 Haiti Blockade; troops restore President Aristide.
1995 Croatia Serb airfields attacked before Croatian offensive.
1996-97 Zaire (Congo) Marines at refuge camps, where revolution begins
1997 Liberia Fighting during evacuation of foreigners.
1997 Albania Fighting during evacuation of foreigners.
1998 Sudan Attack on pharmaceutical plant.
1998 Afghanistan Attack on former CIA training camps.
1998- Iraq Four days of intensive air strikes.
1999- Yugoslavia Heavy NATO air strikes on Serbia.
2001 Macedonia NATO troops shift and partially disarm rebels.
2001- Afghanistan Extensive bombing, troops aid rebels.
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