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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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OUR MILITARY IS MIND-BOGGLINGLY BIG

SINCE 1775, THE U.S. HAS BEEN AT WAR WITH SOMEONE SOMEWHERE FOR 213 OUT OF 242 YEARS (88% OF ITS’ EXISTENCE)

FIGHT CLUB: THE U.S. WARS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN NUMBER EXPONENTIALLY 

TOP MILITARY CONTRACTORS’ REVENUE AND TAX BREAKS

TOP MILITARY CONTRACTORS’ REVENUE AND TAX BREAKS

In case you were wondering, here are the top military contractors’ revenue and their corresponding subsidies for 2014 & 2015.

Surprisingly, in both 2014 & 2015, the individual subsidies are smaller than you might think; Boeing, Northrup Grumman and Lockheed-Martin are the only ones over the billion-dollar mark, which skews the total for the rest.

When you combine subsidies and loans/bailouts, General Dynamics tops the billion-dollar mark.

If the companies are diversified, like Boeing, then the subsidies represent the company’s overall business, which is more than just the Defense industry.

TOP MILITARY CONTRACTORS   
TOP 20 DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, 2014Source: Defense Systems Source: Good Jobs First - click on amount
RankTop Defense Companies
Defense Revenue 
(Fiscal 2013)
Subsidy Value (State/Local/Federal & Loans/Bailouts) over a number of years
1Lockheed Martin Corp.$10.402 billion$1,242,055,102 & $1,401,316,037
2Northrop Grumman Corp.$5.873 billion$1,033,786,317 & $456,264,000
3Raytheon Co.$5.016 billion$287,152,891 & $1,423,379
4Boeing Co.$3.585 billion$14,077,219,164 & $64,423,416,582
5General Dynamics Corp.$3.150 billion$462,551,498 & $610,997,248
6Hewlett Packard Co.$2.593 billion $1,196,418
7 DynCorp International Llc
$2.485 billionNot available
8Leidos Inc.$2.426 billion $2,426,906 & $20,511,523
9Booz Allen Hamilton$2.126 billion$165,844
10Fluor Corp.$2.079 billion$5,347,436 & $250,000,000
11L-3 Communications Corp.$1.600 billion$41,446,787 & $17,028,270
12ManTech International Corp.$1.501 billion $23,379,633
13CACI International Inc.$1.491 billion $770,939
14Computer Sciences Corp.$1.426 billion $64,696,225
15Exelis Inc.$1.350 billion $95,416
16BAE Systems Inc.$1.255 billion$260,099,106
17Harris Corp.$1.221 billion $80,476,616 & $32,148,472
18Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)$1.155 billion $77,111,252
19United Technologies Corp.$962 million $866,504,922 & $46,018,294
20Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.$837 million$225,677
Total$52.533 billion$82,523,836,342 ($82.52 billion)
TOP 10 U.S. DEFENSE CONTRACTORS (2015)Source: 24/7 Wall Street Source: Good Jobs First - click on amount
CompanyRevenueSubsidy Value (State/Local/Federal & Loans/Bailouts) over a number of years
Lockheed Martin Corp$40.13 billion$1,242,055,102 & $1,401,316,037
Boeing Co$29 billion $14,077,219,164 & $64,423,416,582
BAE Systems Inc.$25.45 billion $260,099,106
Raytheon Co.$22.23 billion $287,152,891 & $1,423,379
General Dynamics$18.56 billion $462,551,498 & $610,997,248
Northrop Grumman Corp$18.4 billion $1,033,786,317 & $456,264,000
Airbus Group$14.6 billion $159,235,137
United Technologies Corp$13.02 billion $866,504,922 & $46,018,294
Finmeccanica$10.56 billion $36,767,607 & $155,995,218
L-3 Communications Inc$9.81 billion $41,446,787 & $17,028,270
Total$201.76 billion$83,758,627,279 ($83.75 billion)

 

If you are interested a monthly list of DOD Funding Priorities by Christian Sorensen, you can find it at Sibel Edmonds’ site Boiling Frog Posts.  Every month, DOD contracts range in the billions of dollars.  For June 2016, the DOD spent $25,448,646,000+ on 292 individual contracts.

 


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FIGHT CLUB: THE U.S. WARS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN NUMBER EXPONENTIALLY 

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

OUR MILITARY IS MIND-BOGGLINGLY BIG

Dave Gilson | December 2013 | Mother Jones

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Until Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rode to the rescue this week, Pentagon brass and their allies had been issuing dire warnings about the nation’s military readiness: The armed services were being decimated, they said, by sequestration—the automatic budget cuts that were set to trim $1 trillion from the Pentagon budget over the next decade. “It’s one thing for the Pentagon to go on a diet. It’s another for the Pentagon to wear a straitjacket while dieting,”grumbled Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.). The message got through: The House overwhelmingly approved the Ryan-Murray plan just two days after it was introduced.

But now, the Pentagon has once more gotten a reprieve from the budget ax: Under Murray and Ryan’s congressional budget deal, the Pentagon will get an additional $32 billion, or 4.4 percent, in 2014, leaving its base budget at a higher level than in 2005 and 2006. (The Department of Defense expects its total 2014 budget, including supplemental war funding, to be more than $600 billion.)

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FIGHT CLUB: THE U.S. WARS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN NUMBER EXPONENTIALLY

The average person out there doesn’t know much about what wars the U.S. is fighting at any given time.

Most will know that the military is in Afghanistan or Iraq (still), but typically not much beyond that.

For instance, under Bush (2001 – 2008) the U.S. fought wars in:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Iraq
  3. Pakistan
  4. Somalia

Under Obama (2009 – present), the U.S. is involved in wars in  over four times as many countries:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Cameroon
  3. Chad
  4. The Iraq War
  5. Iraq (War on ISIL)
  6. Jordan
  7. Korea
  8. Libya
  9. Libya (War on ISIL)
  10. Mali
  11. Nigeria (War on ISIL)
  12. Pakistan
  13. Somalia
  14. Strait of Hormuz
  15. Syria (War on ISIL)
  16. Turkey
  17. Uganda
  18. Yeman

Plus, Obama is using NATO in Europe to try and provoke a conflict with Russia.  And the U.S. is also trying to start something with China too.

If you want to see an estimate of how much Bush and Obama’s wars have cost, look here.

This is a list of wars the U.S. has fought since it became an independent country (listed by president):

PRESIDENTYEARSWAR(S) / CONFLICTS / MILITARY OPERATIONSNUMBER OF WARS
1775 – 1788Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War3
Washington1789 – 1796Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War, Whiskey Rebellion3
John Adams1797 – 1800Quasi War1
Jefferson1801 – 1808First Barbary War1
Madison1809 – 1816US Occupation of West Florida, Tecumseh's War, War of 1812, Creek War, Second Barbary War, First Seminole War6
Monroe1817 – 1824First Seminole War, Texas-Indian wars2
John Quincy Adams1825 – 1828Texas-Indian wars, Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations, Winnebago War3
Jackson1829 – 1836Texas-Indian wars, First Sumatran Expedition, Black Hawk War, Second Seminole War4
Van Buren1837 – 1840Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War, Second Sumatran Expedition3
William Henry Harrison-Tyler1841 – 1844Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
Polk1845 – 1848Texas-Indian wars, Mexican-American War, Cayuse War3
Taylor-Fillmore1849 – 1852Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars3
Pierce1853 – 1856Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Bombardment of Greytown, Puget Sound War, First Fiji Expedition, Rogue River Wars, Third Seminole War, Yakima War, Filibuster War, Second Opium War, Second Fiji Expedition, First & Second Cortina War14
Buchanan1857 – 1860Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Puget Sound War, First Fiji Expedition, Rogue River Wars, Third Seminole War, Yakima War, Filibuster War, Second Opium War, Utah War, Navajo Wars, Palute War13
Lincoln1861 – 1864Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, First & Second Cortina War, American Civil War, Bombardment of Qui Nho'n (Vietnam), Yavapai Wars, Dakota War of 1862, Colorado War, Shimonoseki War, Snake War12
Lincoln- Andrew Johnson1865 – 1868Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, American Civil War, Yavapai Wars, Colorado War, Snake War, Powder River War, Red Cloud's War, Siege of Mexico City, Formosa Expedition, Comanche Campaign12
Grant1869 – 1876Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign, U.S. Expedition to Korea, Modoc War, Red River War, Las Cuevas War, Great Sioux War of 1876, Buffalo Hunter's War10
Hayes1877 – 1880Apache Wars, Great Sioux War of 1876, Buffalo Hunter's War, Nez Perce War, San Elizato Salt War, Cheyenne War, Sheepeater Indian War, Victorio's War, White River War9
Garfield-Arthur1881 – 1884Apache Wars, Victorio's War2
Cleveland1885 – 1888Apache Wars1
Benjamin Harrison1889 – 1892Apache Wars, Pine Ridge Campaign, Garza Revolution3
Cleveland1893 – 1896Apache Wars, Garza Revolution, Yaqui Wars3
McKinley1897 – 1900Apache Wars, Yaqui Wars, Second Somoan Civil War, Philippine-American War, Moro Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion6
McKinley-Theodore Roosevelt1901 – 1904Yaqui Wars, Philippine-American War, Moro Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion4
Theodore Roosevelt1905 – 1908Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
Taft1909 – 1912Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Crazy Snake Rebellion, Border War, Negro Rebellion, Occupation of Nicaragua6
Wilson1913 – 1920WWI, Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Bluff War, Occupation of Haiti, Sugar Intervention, Occupation of the Dominican Republic, Russian Civil War10
Harding-Coolidge1921 – 1924Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic, Posey War4
Coolidge1925 – 1928Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
Hoover1929 – 1932Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
Franklin Roosevelt1933 – 1944WW!!, Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti3
Franklin Roosevelt-Truman1945 – 1948WWII1
Truman1949 – 1952Korean War1
Eisenhower1953 – 1960Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon Crisis3
Kennedy-Johnson1961 – 1964Bay of Pigs Invasion, Simba Rebellion, Vietnam War3
Johnson1965 – 1968Dominican Civil War, Vietnam War2
Nixon1969 – 1972Vietnam War1
Nixon-Ford1973 – 1976Vietnam War1
Carter1977 – 1980Shaba II1
Reagan1981 – 1988Multinational Force in Lebanon, Invasion of Grenada, Tanker War3
George H.W. Bush1989 – 1992Invasion of Panama, Gulf War, Somali Civil War3
Clinton1993 – 2000Somali Civil War, Intervention in Haiti, Bosnian War, Kosovo War4
George W. Bush2001 – 2008War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan, Somalia4
Obama2009 – 2016War in Afghanistan, Intervention in Cameroon, Chad, Iraq War, Iraq (War on ISIL), Jordan, Korea, 2011 Military Intervention in Libya, Libya (War on ISIL), Mali, Nigeria (War on ISIL), War in North-West Pakistan, Somalia, Strait of Hormuz, Syria (War on ISIL), Turkey, Uganda, Yeman18
Sources: Wikipedia: List Wars Involving the US
Wikipedia: Timeline of US at War

Wikipedia: Timeline of US Military Operations

Wikipedia: List of ongoing armed conflicts

Wikipedia:List of number of conflicts

Wikipedia: Outline of Wars

Histropedia: Wars involving the US

 

Think about that in November when you vote.

 


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OUR MILITARY IS MIND-BOGGLINGLY BIG

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

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

Have you wondered why the political people in Washington DC say there is no money for free healthcare, free education, etc?

Ever wonder why you pay taxes?

During the George W. Bush administration, one of its mid-level grunts let slip that the official on-the-books amount for defense is over $800 billion annually; you can also guess that unofficially about the same amount is off-the-books, $800 billion, which makes it +/- $1.5 trillion annually spent on defense.

Think that’s too high an estimate?  ABC News did a 2014 piece on what the military is spending tax dollars on here.

This is part of what U.S. taxpayers have been supporting all along.  There is a huge amount of waste as a result of Defense industry spending, including the F35 fighter, whose entire program cost over $1.5 trillion.

It’s almost impossible to estimate how much the wars to-date have cost in terms of the human lives and money, but every war today carries a hefty price tag, somewhere in the trillions.  The Iraq & Afghan wars alone are estimated to cost over $4 trillion.

The U.S. isn’t broke by any means.  It just has the wrong priorities and taxpayers are paying for them without any say in the matter.  In other words, if the U.S. defense lasix furosemide online 40 mg budget was better managed and controlled, and the U.S. wasn’t trying to be the world’s policeman, not only could your taxes be drastically lower, but you could get free education, free healthcare, and decent Social Security.

Think about this for a moment, the U.S. could run budget surpluses instead of endless deficits because of things the voters don’t want, like the empire’s never-ending military adventures in parts of the world we have no business being in and places where most people couldn’t locate on a map anyway.

It’s all about the wrong priorities.

A better use of American troops would be to bring them home and put them to work rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure of roads, bridges, parks, and more.  I’m sure the troops would agree this is a better purpose and a better use of their time, money, and effort, instead of making new enemies in foreign lands and being viewed as invaders.

Personally, I think Will Rogers had the right idea:

“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.”

U.S. History of Wars / Conflicts / Military Interventions

Year NumberYearWar(s) / Conflicts / Military OperationsNumber of wars that year 
11775Revolutionary War1
21776Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
31777Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
41778Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
51779Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
61780Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
71781Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
81782Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
91783Revolutionary War, Chickamauga War2
101784Chickamauga War1
111785Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War2
121786Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War2
131787Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War2
141788Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War2
151789Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War2
161790Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War2
171791Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War, Whiskey Rebellion3
181792Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War, Whiskey Rebellion3
191793Chickamauga War, Northwest Indian War, Whiskey Rebellion3
201794Chickamauga War, Whiskey Rebellion2
211795Chickamauga War1
2217960
2317970
241798Quasi War1
251799Quasi War1
261800Quasi War1
271801First Barbary War1
281802First Barbary War1
291803First Barbary War1
301804First Barbary War1
311805First Barbary War1
3218060
3318070
3418080
3518090
361810US Occupation of West Florida1
371811Tecumseh's War1
381812War of 18121
391813War of 1812, Creek War2
401814War of 1812, Creek War2
411815War of 1812, Second Barbary War2
421816First Seminole War1
431817First Seminole War1
4418180
4518190
461820Texas-Indian wars1
471821Texas-Indian wars1
481822Texas-Indian wars1
491823Texas-Indian wars, Arikara War2
501824Texas-Indian wars1
511825Texas-Indian wars, Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations2
521826Texas-Indian wars, Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations2
531827Texas-Indian wars, Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations, Winnebago War3
541828Texas-Indian wars, Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy Operations2
551829Texas-Indian wars1
561830Texas-Indian wars1
571831Texas-Indian wars1
581832Texas-Indian wars, First Sumatran Expedition, Black Hawk War3
591833Texas-Indian wars1
601834Texas-Indian wars1
611835Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
621836Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
631837Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
641838Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War, Second Sumatran Expedition, Patriot War4
651839Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
661840Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
671841Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
681842Texas-Indian wars, Second Seminole War2
691843Texas-Indian wars1
701844Texas-Indian wars1
711845Texas-Indian wars1
721846Texas-Indian wars, Mexican-American War2
731847Texas-Indian wars, Mexican-American War, Cayuse War3
741848Texas-Indian wars, Mexican-American War, Cayuse War3
751849Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War2
761850Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War2
771851Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars3
781852Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars3
791853Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars3
801854Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Bombardment of Greytown4
811855Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Puget Sound War, First Fiji Expedition, Rogue River Wars, Third Seminole War, Yakima War, Filibuster War9
821856Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Puget Sound War, First Fiji Expedition, Rogue River Wars, Third Seminole War, Yakima War, Filibuster War, Second Opium War10
831857Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Puget Sound War, First Fiji Expedition, Rogue River Wars, Third Seminole War, Yakima War, Filibuster War, Second Opium War, Utah War11
841858Texas-Indian wars, Cayuse War, Apache Wars, Puget Sound War, First Fiji Expedition, Rogue River Wars, Third Seminole War, Yakima War, Filibuster War, Second Opium War, Utah War, Navajo Wars12
851859Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Second Opium War, Navajo Wars, Second Fiji Expedition, First & Second Cortina War6
861860Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, First & Second Cortina War, Palute War5
871861Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, First & Second Cortina War, American Civil War, Bombardment of Qui Nho'n (Vietnam), Yavapai Wars7
881862Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, American Civil War, Yavapai Wars, Dakota War of 18626
891863Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, American Civil War, Yavapai Wars, Colorado War, Shimonoseki War7
901864Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, American Civil War, Yavapai Wars, Colorado War, Shimonoseki War, Snake War8
911865Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, American Civil War, Yavapai Wars, Colorado War, Snake War, Powder River War8
921866Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Navajo Wars, Yavapai Wars, Snake War, Red Cloud's War6
931867Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Snake War, Red Cloud's War, Siege of Mexico City, Formosa Expedition, Comanche Campaign8
941868Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Snake War, Red Cloud's War, Comanche Campaign6
951869Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign4
961870Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign4
971871Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign, U.S. Expedition to Korea5
981872Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign, Modoc War5
991873Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign, Modoc War5
1001874Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign, Red River War5
1011875Texas-Indian wars, Apache Wars, Yavapai Wars, Comanche Campaign, Red River War, Las Cuevas War6
1021876Apache Wars, Great Sioux War of 1876, Buffalo Hunter's War3
1031877Apache Wars, Great Sioux War of 1876, Buffalo Hunter's War, Nez Perce War, San Elizato Salt War5
1041878Apache Wars, San Elizato Salt War, Bannock War, Cheyenne War4
1051879Apache Wars, Cheyenne War, Sheepeater Indian War, Victorio's War, White River War5
1061880Apache Wars, Victorio's War, White River War3
1071881Apache Wars, Victorio's War2
1081882Apache Wars1
1091883Apache Wars1
1101884Apache Wars1
1111885Apache Wars1
1121886Apache Wars1
1131887Apache Wars1
1141888Apache Wars1
1151889Apache Wars1
1161890Apache Wars, Pine Ridge Campaign2
1171891Apache Wars, Pine Ridge Campaign, Garza Revolution3
1181892Apache Wars, Garza Revolution2
1191893Apache Wars, Garza Revolution2
1201894Apache Wars1
1211895Apache Wars1
1221896Apache Wars, Yaqui Wars2
1231897Apache Wars, Yaqui Wars2
1241898Apache Wars, Yaqui Wars, Second Somoan Civil War, Spanish American War5
1251899Apache Wars, Yaqui Wars, Second Somoan Civil War, Philippine-American War, Moro Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion6
1261900Apache Wars, Yaqui Wars, Philippine-American War, Moro Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion5
1271901Yaqui Wars, Philippine-American War, Moro Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion4
1281902Yaqui Wars, Philippine-American War, Moro Rebellion3
1291903Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
1301904Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
1311905Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
1321906Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
1331907Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
1341908Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion2
1351909Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Crazy Snake Rebellion3
1361910Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Border War3
1371911Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Border War3
1381912Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Border War, Negro Rebellion, Occupation of Nicaragua5
1391913Yaqui Wars, Moro Rebellion, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua4
1401914Yaqui Wars, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Bluff War4
1411915Yaqui Wars, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Bluff War, Occupation of Haiti5
1421916Yaqui Wars, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Sugar Intervention, Occupation of the Dominican Republic6
1431917WWI, Yaqui Wars, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Sugar Intervention6
1441918WWI, Yaqui Wars, Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Sugar Intervention, Occupation of the Dominican Republic, Russian Civil War7
1451919Border War, Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic, Russian Civil War5
1461920Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic, Russian Civil War4
1471921Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic3
1481922Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic3
1491923Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic, Posey War4
1501924Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti, Occupation of the Dominican Republic3
1511925Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1521926Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1531927Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1541928Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1551929Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1561930Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1571931Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1581932Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1591933Occupation of Nicaragua, Occupation of Haiti2
1601934Occupation of Haiti1
16119350
16219360
16319370
16419380
16519390
16619400
1671941WWII1
1681942WWII1
1691943WWII1
1701944WWII1
1711945WWII1
17219460
17319470
17419480
17519490
1761950Korean War1
1771951Korean War1
1781952Korean War1
1791953Korean War1
18019540
1811955Vietnam War1
1821956Vietnam War1
1831957Vietnam War1
1841958Lebanon Crisis1
1851959Vietnam War1
1861960Vietnam War1
1871961Bay of Pigs Invasion, Vietnam War1
1881962Vietnam War1
1891963Vietnam War1
1901964Simba Rebellion, Vietnam War 1
1911965Dominican Civil War, Vietnam War2
1921966Dominican Civil War, Vietnam War2
1931967Vietnam War1
1941968Vietnam War1
1951969Vietnam War1
1961970Vietnam War1
1971971Vietnam War1
1981972Vietnam War1
1991973Vietnam War1
2001974Vietnam War1
2011975Vietnam War1
20219760
20319770
2041978Shaba II1
20519790
20619800
20719810
2081982Multinational Force in Lebanon1
2091983Multinational Force in Lebanon, Invasion of Grenada2
2101984Multinational Force in Lebanon1
21119850
21219860
2131987Tanker War1
2141988Tanker War1
2151989Invasion of Panama1
2161990Invasion of Panama, Gulf War2
2171991Gulf War1
2181992Somali Civil War1
2191993Somali Civil War1
2201994Somali Civil War, Intervention in Haiti, Bosnian War3
2211995Somali Civil War, Intervention in Haiti, Bosnian War3
22219960
22319970
2241998Kosovo War1
2251999Kosovo War1
22620000
2272001War in Afghanistan1
2282002War in Afghanistan1
2292003War in Afghanistan, Iraq War2
2302004War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan, Haiti4
2312005War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan3
2322006War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan3
2332007War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan3
2342008War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan3
2352009War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan3
2362010War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan, Yeman4
2372011War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, War in North-West Pakistan, 2011 Military Intervention in Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Uganda 7
2382012War in Afghanistan, War in North-West Pakistan, Yeman, Uganda, Jordan, Turkey, Chad7
2392013War in Afghanistan, War in North-West Pakistan, Yeman, Mali, Somalia, Korea6
2402014War in Afghanistan, War in North-West Pakistan, War on ISIL, Syria, Iraq, Yeman, Uganda7
2412015War in North-West Pakistan, War on ISIL, War in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Strait of Hormuz, Yeman, Uganda8
2422016War in North-West Pakistan, War on ISIL, War in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Intervention in Cameroon, Yeman, Uganda8
Out of 242 years, the years without war = 2912%
Years at war = 21388%
Number of countries the U.S. has a military presence in (as of 2011)130Ron Paul article
QZ.com
Number of countries in the world196About.com
Number of countries in world recognized by U.S.194World Atlas
U.S. military personnel by country (as of 2011)click links ===>CNN
Vet Friends
Number of U.S. Military Bases Around the WorldEstimates up to 1,077RT article
Occasional Planet article
Sources: Wikipedia: List Wars Involving the US
Wikipedia: Timeline of US at War

Wikipedia: Timeline of US Military Operations

Wikipedia: List of ongoing armed conflicts

Wikipedia:List of number of conflicts

Wikipedia: Outline of Wars

Histropedia: Wars involving the US

 

NDP Note (Also related to this post):

FIGHT CLUB: THE U.S. WARS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN NUMBER EXPONENTIALLY

U.S. Wars Since 1775

This is a list of armed conflicts involving the United States of America since its founding during the American Revolution (from Wikipedia).

Summary:

Since 1775

endless-war

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The Biggest Scandal in US History That We’re Still Not Talking About

published August 18, 2015 at The Daily Kos

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The above is roughly what 8.5 Trillion dollars would look like… and those are $100 bills. Take another look and let that sink in for a bit… I find it absolutely astonishing that the pentagon could lose track of this much money and for there to be no MSM coverage of this scandalous amount of mismanagement and fraud. Where is the demand for accountability? Why is the first question to ANY candidate for president not “What would you do about the massive fraud and waste at the Pentagon?” Where are the hearings, nay indictments, that are warranted when a sum equal to 1/2 of our national debt can be sent to the pentagon to never be accounted for. More below.

 

We progressives need to work this scandal into every political conversation we engage in, especially when we talk to conservatives. Cutting government spending and accountability aresupposed to be core GOP values.

Combine “Known” Pentagon waste (like the 1.5 Trillion dollar F35) with missing pentagon money and you have a good chunk of our entire national debt represented.

“What’s that?  Body cameras for all cops will be too expensive?  How bout we find 1/10,000th of the money we sent to the pentagon.”

“Oh really?  There’s 500 million in provable food stamp fraud going to poor people how bout the 8.5 TRILLION the pentagon can’t account for?”

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Behind the Pentagon’s doctored ledgers, a running tally of epic waste

by Scot J. Paltrow, Reuters, published on November 18, 2013

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MILES OF AISLES: At the Defense Logistics Agency’s giant storage facility outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, lack of reliable information on what’s there makes it hard to throw out excess inventory. REUTERS/TIM SHAFFER

Part 2: For two decades, the U.S. military has been unable to submit to an audit, flouting federal law and concealing waste and fraud totaling billions of dollars

LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania – Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts.

Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the Pentagon’s main accounting agency. Using the data they received, Woodford and her fellow DFAS accountants there set about preparing monthly reports to square the Navy’s books with the U.S. Treasury’s – a balancing-the-checkbook maneuver required of all the military services and other Pentagon agencies.

And every month, they encountered the same problem. Numbers were missing. Numbers were clearly wrong. Numbers came with no explanation of how the money had been spent or which congressional appropriation it came from. “A lot of times there were issues of numbers being inaccurate,” Woodford says. “We didn’t have the detail … for a lot of it.”

The data flooded in just two days before deadline. As the clock ticked down, Woodford says, staff were able to resolve a lot of the false entries through hurried calls and emails to Navy personnel, but many mystery numbers remained. For those, Woodford and her colleagues were told by superiors to take “unsubstantiated change actions” – in other words, enter false numbers, commonly called “plugs,” to make the Navy’s totals match the Treasury’s.

Jeff Yokel, who spent 17 years in senior positions in DFAS’s Cleveland office before retiring in 2009, says supervisors were required to approve every “plug” – thousands a month. “If the amounts didn’t balance, Treasury would hit it back to you,” he says.

Continue reading Behind the Pentagon’s doctored ledgers, a running tally of epic waste

When $8.5 Trillion is Chump Change

by David Swanson at Washington’s Blog, published on August 20, 2015

Three cheers for Reuters pointing out that the Pentagon can’t explain what it did with $8.5 trillion that taxpayers gave it between 1996 and 2013.

Three trillion cheers for a blogger who is pointing out that this fact renders many other concerns ludicrous, and recommending that people bring it up at every opportunity:

“What’s that? Body cameras for all cops will be too expensive? How about we find 1/10,000th of the money we sent to the Pentagon.”

“Oh really? There’s 500 million in provable food stamp fraud going to poor people how about the $8.5 TRILLION the pentagon can’t account for?”

“Oh really? You think Obamacare is going to cost us almost a trillion dollars over 15 years? How about the 8.5 Trillion that just disappeared into the ether at the Pentagon? What’s your take on that?”

“Oh really, you’re concerned about deficit spending and the debt? Fully 1/3 of the national debt is money we sent the Pentagon and they can’t tell us where it went. It’s just gone.”

“College for everyone will cost too much? You must be really pissed at the 8.5 Trillion, with a ‘t’, dollars the pentagon’s spent and can’t tell us where it went.”

This is all very good as far as it goes, whether you like the body cameras or corporate health insurance or other items or not. We could add an unlimited number of items including some expressing our concern for the other 96% of humanity:

Continue reading When $8.5 Trillion is Chump Change

War Profiteering Off U.S. Tax Dollars: Spending $17+ Billion per Month for Defense & Wars is Insane

by Christian Sorensen, for Boiling Frogs Post, published March 10, 2015
titled “BFP Exclusive Report-A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for February 2015**

DOD spent $16,962,000,762+ on 218 individual contracts in February 2015

0130_DODPostThe Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form.

The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $16,962,000,762 on 218 individual contracts during February 2015.

REMOTELY PILOTED MACHINES

General Atomics received $279,144,933 for 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reapers (including spare parts, equipment and spares). This is a sole-source acquisition.

Northrop Grumman received $25,848,612 for engineering sustainment and integrated logistics in support of MQ-8 software. This was not competitively procured per FAR.6.302-1.

Northrop Grumman received $63,700,156 for long-lead components, material, parts and efforts to maintain the MQ-4C Triton planned production schedule. This was not competitively procured per FAR 6.302-1.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES – Through Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations.

BAE Systems received $221,000,000 for F-16 support equipment and related services. This is a sole-source acquisition. This is 100% FMS “to multiple countries including Morocco, Egypt, Oman, Pakistan, Indonesia and Portugal.”

Continue reading War Profiteering Off U.S. Tax Dollars: Spending $17+ Billion per Month for Defense & Wars is Insane