The Use Of U.S. Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2010

Presented by the Federation of American Scientists, the Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2010 chronologically lists the cases in which the United States has used its armed forces overseas in military conflict over the course of  our nation’s history.

It’s fascinating, and a quick skim highlights both that the majority of military action is overlooked, forgotten or unknown by the much of the public, and that with each passing decade, we seem to engage in warfare with increasing frequency. A mid-eighties retro snippet:

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18 Comments on "The Use Of U.S. Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2010"

  1. In before sarcastic “TEAM AMERICA! AMERICA…FUCK YEAH!”

  2. In before sarcastic “TEAM AMERICA! AMERICA…FUCK YEAH!”

  3. Mr Willow | Jul 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm |

    “WE’RE COMIN’ TO SAVE, THE MOTHERFUCKIN’ DAY, YEAH” 

  4. wizard troll | Jul 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm |

    well how are our friends going to play in the war games without weapons? sharing is caring 

  5. wizard troll | Jul 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm |

    well how are our friends going to play in the war games without weapons? sharing is caring 

  6. DeepCough | Jul 14, 2011 at 2:59 am |

    I wonder what Bill Hicks would say about this. Oh yeah:

    “We’re like the bullies of the world–we’re like Jack Pallance in the movie SHANE.”

  7. DeepCough | Jul 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm |

    I wonder what Bill Hicks would say about this. Oh yeah:

    “We’re like the bullies of the world–we’re like Jack Pallance in the movie SHANE.”

  8. Anonymous | Jul 14, 2011 at 5:06 am |

    Is it me or does it seem like America is the BIGGEST terrorist in the world??? Am i reaching????

  9. well…I’ll grant that we’re probably the most thorough 😉

  10. Hadrian999 | Jul 14, 2011 at 6:41 am |

    jersey shore did originate in the USA

  11. “How do you know they have dangerous weapons?”

    “Uhh… well… we looked at the receipt.”

  12. 1798 to 1989 takes roughly 13 pages, while 1990 to 2010 takes 17. This is a great example of how we have no useful context to interpret actual world events from the way they are depicted in mass media. Americans have no clue how much of the country’s money and energy goes into beating the poop out of everyone else on Earth.

  13. 1798 to 1989 takes roughly 13 pages, while 1990 to 2010 takes 17. This is a great example of how we have no useful context to interpret actual world events from the way they are depicted in mass media. Americans have no clue how much of the country’s money and energy goes into beating the poop out of everyone else on Earth.

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