U.S. is 240 Years Old and It Has Spent Over 469 Years Fighting Wars: List of U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad

will-rogersFrom Will Rogers:

“Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do. “

“I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.”

Gen Smedley Butler
From Smedley Butler:
“War is a racket.  It always has been.  It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.  It is the only one international in scope.  It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.  A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about.  It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.  Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

 

List of U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad

NameStartEndLength (yrs)NoteDomestic WarForeign War
Revolutionary War177517838YN
Chickamauga War1776179519YN
Northwest Indian War178517938YN
Whiskey Rebellion179117943YN
Quasi War179818002NY
First Barbary War180118054NY
US Occupation of West Florida181018101Less than 1 yearYN
1811 German Coast Uprising181118111Less than 1 yearYN
Tecumseh's War181118111Less than 1 yearYN
War of 1812181218153YY
Creek War181318141YN
Second Barbary War181518151Less than 1 yearNY
First Seminole War181718181YN
Texas-Indian wars1820187555YN
Arikara War182318231Less than 1 yearYN
Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations182518283NY
Winnebago War182718271Less than 1 yearYN
First Sumatran Expedition183218321Less than 1 yearNY
Black Hawk War183218321Less than 1 yearYN
Second Seminole War183518427YN
Second Sumatran Expedition183818381Less than 1 yearNY
Patriot War183818381Less than 1 yearYN
Mexican-American War184618482YY
Cayuse War184718558YN
Apache Wars1851190049YN
Bombardment of Greytown185418541Less than 1 yearNY
Puget Sound War185518561YN
First Fiji Expedition185518551Less than 1 yearNY
Rogue River Wars185518561YN
Third Seminole War185518583YN
Yakima War185518583YN
Filibuster War185518583NY
Second Opium War185618593NY
Utah War185718581YN
Navajo Wars185818668YN
Second Fiji Expedition185918591Less than 1 yearNY
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry185918591Less than 1 yearYN
First & Second Cortina War185918612YY
Palute War186018601Less than 1 yearYN
American Civil War186118654YN
Bombardment of Qui Nho'n (Vietnam)186118611Less than 1 yearNY
Yavapai Wars1861187514YN
Dakota War of 1862186218621Less than 1 yearYN
Colorado War186318652YN
Shimonoseki War186318641NY
Snake War186418684YN
Powder River War186518651Less than 1 yearYN
Red Cloud's War186618682YN
Siege of Mexico City186718671Less than 1 yearNY
Formosa Expedition186718671Less than 1 yearNY
Comanche Campaign186718758YN
U.S. Expedition to Korea187118711Less than 1 yearNY
Modoc War187218731YN
Red River War187418751YN
Las Cuevas War187518751Less than 1 yearYY
Great Sioux War of 1876187618771YN
Buffalo Hunter's War187618771YN
Nez Perce War187718771Less than 1 yearYN
San Elizato Salt War187718781YN
Bannock War187818781Less than 1 yearYN
Cheyenne War187818791YN
Sheepeater Indian War187918791Less than 1 yearYN
Victorio's War187918812NY
White River War187918801YN
Pine Ridge Campaign189018911YN
Garza Revolution189118932YY
Rio de Janeiro Affair189418941Less than 1 yearNY
Yaqui Wars1896191822YY
Second Somoan Civil War189818991NY
Spanish American War189818981Less than 1 yearNY
Philippine-American War189919023NY
Moro Rebellion1899191314NY
Boxer Rebellion189919012NY
Crazy Snake Rebellion190919091Less than 1 yearYN
Border War191019199YY
Negro Rebellion 191219121Less than 1 yearNY
Occupation of Nicaragua1912193321NY
Bluff War191419151YN
Occupation of Haiti1915193419NY
Sugar Intervention191619182NY
Occupation of the Dominican Republic191619248NY
WWI191719181NY
Russian Civil War191819202NY
Posey War192319231Less than 1 yearYN
WWII194119454NY
Korean War195019533NY
Vietnam War1954197521NY
Lebanon Crisis195819581Less than 1 yearNY
Bay of Pigs Invasion196119611Less than 1 yearNY
Simba Rebellion196419641Less than 1 yearNY
Dominican Civil War196519661NY
Communist Insurgency in Thailand1965198318NY
Shaba II197819781Less than 1 yearNY
Multinational Force in Lebanon198219842NY
Invasion of Grenada198319831Less than 1 yearNY
Tanker War198719881NY
Invasion of Panama198919901NY
Gulf War199019911NY
Somali Civil War199219953NY
Intervention in Haiti199419951NY
Bosnian War199419951NY
Kosovo War199819991NY
War in Afghanistan2001201615NY
Iraq War200320118NY
Haiti200420041Less than 1 yearNY
War in North-West Pakistan2004201612NY
Somalia Battle of Ras Kamboni200720071Less than 1 yearNY
Yeman201020166NY
2011 Military Intervention in Libya201120111Less than 1 yearNY
Pakistan201120165NY
Somalia201120132NY
Uganda201120165NY
Jordan201220121Less than 1 yearNY
Turkey201220121Less than 1 yearNY
Chad201220121Less than 1 yearNY
Yeman201220164NY
Mali201320131Less than 1 yearNY
Korea201320131Less than 1 yearNY
Syria201420162NY
War on ISIL201420162NY
Strait of Hormuz201520151Less than 1 yearNY
Intervention in Cameroon201620161Less than 1 yearNY
Totalover 469 years at war
Sources: Wikipedia
Encyclopaedia Brittanica
FIGHT CLUB: THE U.S. WARS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN NUMBER EXPONENTIALLY

Since 1775, the U.S. Has Been At War With Someone Somewhere For 213 Out Of 242 Years (88% of its’ Existence)

 


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