SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?)
300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
Buenos Aires interests protected.
Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
Black workers revolt on U.S.-claimed Navassa Island defeated.
Army suppresses silver miners' strike.
HAWAII 1893 (-?)
Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
Marines land in Sino-Japanese War.
Marines kept in Seoul during war.
Marines land in Colombian province.
Marines land in port of Corinto.
Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
Seized from Spain, killed
Seized from Spain, still hold Navy
PUERTO RICO 1898(-?)
Seized from Spain, occupation
Seized from Spain, still use as base.
Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
Battle over succession to throne.
Marines land at port of Bluefields.
Army occupies Coeur d'Alene mining region.
Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone 1914-99.
Marines intervene in revolution.
U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
Marines land in democratic election.
"Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up.
Marines land during war with Nicaragua.
Marines intervene in election contest.
Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
U.S. interests protected in civil war.
Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
U.S. interests protected in Havana.
Marines land during heated election.
Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
20-year occupation, fought guerrillas.
Americans evacuated during revolution.
Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
Breaking of miners' strike by Army.
Series of interventions against
19-year occupation after revolts.
8-year Marine occupation.
Military occupation, economic protectorate.
Ships sunk, fought Germany
Five landings to fight Bolsheviks.
"Police duty" during unrest after elections.
Marines land during election campaign.
2-week intervention against unionists.
Army intervenes against
Fought nationalists in Smyrna (Izmir).
Deployment during nationalist revolt.
Landed twice during election strife.
Marines suppress general strike.
Marines stationed throughout the country.
EL SALVADOR 1932
Warships sent during Faribundo Marti revolt.
Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
WORLD WAR II 1941-45
Naval,troops, bombing, nuclear
Fought Axis for 3
years; 1st nuclear war.
Army puts down Black rebellion.
Soviet troops told to leave north (Iranian Azerbaijan).
Response to shooting-down of U.S. plane.
Bombers deployed as show of strength.
U.S. directs extreme-right in civil
Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
CIA directs war against Huk
PUERTO RICO 1950
Independence rebellion crushed inPonce.
Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats U.S.& South Korea fight
China & North Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, & vs.
China in 1953. Still have bases.
CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
Bombs offered to French to use against siege.
Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion
after new gov't nationalizes U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.
Nuclear threat, troops
Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners
Marine occupation against rebels.
Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt
& North Vietnam; 1-2 million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic
bomb threats in 1968 and 1969.
Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with USSR.
Military buildup during guerrilla war.
Panamanians shot for urging canal's return.
Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
Troops, bombing Marines land during election campaign.
Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
Army battles Blacks, 43 killed.
After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing,
starvation, and political chaos.
Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; "carpet-bombs"
SOUTH DAKOTA 1973
Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War.
Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
Troops, bombing Gas captured ship, 28 die in copter crash.
Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages;
8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved
Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
EL SALVADOR 1981-92
Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war,
soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions,
plants harbor mines against revolution.
Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists,
Navy bombs and shells Muslim and Syrian positions.
Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution.
Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple nationalist gov't.
Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region.
Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down.
St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
Air cover provided for government against coup.
Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested,
Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91
Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait; 540,000 troops also
stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel.
Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes;
200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; no-fly zone over Kurdish
north, Shiite south, large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
LOS ANGELES 1992
Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil
war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
Nato blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed
Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide
to office three years after coup.
Marines at Rwandan Hutu refuge camps, in area where Congo revolution
Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be "terrorist" nerve gas plant.
Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups
alleged to have attacked embassies.
Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi
Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo.
Suicide bomb attack on USS Cole.
NATO troops shift and partially disarm Albanian rebels.
Response to hijacking attacks.
Massive U.S. mobilization to attack Taliban, Bin Laden. War could expand
to Iraq, Sudan, and beyond.