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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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

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

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

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

    • Mr Willow

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

    • Jaymalls

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

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        well…I’ll grant that we’re probably the most thorough ;-)

      • Hadrian999

        jersey shore did originate in the USA

  • Mr Willow

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

  • wizard troll

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

  • wizard troll

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

  • DeepCough

    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.”

    • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

      “How do you know they have dangerous weapons?”

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

  • DeepCough

    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.”

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    well…I’ll grant that we’re probably the most thorough ;-)

  • Hadrian999

    jersey shore did originate in the USA

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    “How do you know they have dangerous weapons?”

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

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    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.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    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.