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US Air Force
The United States
United States
Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States
United States
Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States
United States
Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest[13] and most technologically advanced[14] air force in the world. The Air Force articulates its core missions as air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. The U.S
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Invasion Of Grenada
US-CPF victoryGrenadian PRG government deposed Restoration of former government Cuban military presence defeatedBelligerents United States Grenadan opposition Caribbean
Caribbean
Peace Force: Barbados  Jamaica Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
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Operation Dragon Rouge
Operation Dragon Rouge
Operation Dragon Rouge
(French: Opération Dragon rouge, Dutch: Operatie Rode Draak) was a hostage rescue operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo conducted by Belgium
Belgium
and the United States
United States
in 1964. The operation, relying heavily on paratroopers from the Belgian Paracommando Regiment, aimed to retrieve hostages held by Communist Simba rebels in Stanleyville (modern-day Kisangani).Contents1 Background and operation 2 Aftermath and legacy 3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External linksBackground and operation[edit] By 1964, the Léopoldville government, supported by Western powers, was gaining a foothold in its fight to suppress the communist-backed Simba rebellion. Fearing an inevitable defeat, the rebels resorted to taking hostages of the local white population in areas under their control
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Dominican Civil War
Loyalist victoryElection of Joaquín Balaguer
Joaquín Balaguer
into PresidencyBelligerents  Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(Loyalist faction)  United States Inter-American Peace Force Brazil  Paraguay  Nicaragua  Costa Rica  El Salvador  Honduras[1]  Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(Constitutionalist faction)Commanders and leaders General Elías Wessin y Wessin General Antonio Imbert Barrera President Lyndon B. Johnson General Bruce Palmer[1] Colonel Roberto Cubas Barboza[2] General Hugo Panasco Alvim [3] Dr
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Korean DMZ Conflict (1966–1969)
South Korean/ United States
United States
victoryNorth Korean failure to ignite insurgency in South Korea Status quo ante bellumBelligerents South Korea  United States  North KoreaCommanders and leaders Park Chung-hee Charles H
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Cambodian Campaign
Tactical U.S./ARVN victory.Capture of large amounts of communist supplies and materiel Anti- Vietnam War
Vietnam War
protests escalate in the USA Political victory for the Khmer RougeBelligerents South Vietnam  United States Khmer Republic Viet Cong  North Vietnam Khmer RougeCommanders and leadersII Corps: Lữ Mộng Lan III Corps: Đỗ Cao Trí IV Corps: Nguyễn Viết Thanh Trần Quang Khôi Richard Nixon Creighton W. Abrams Lon Nol B-3 Front: Phạm Hùng (political) Hoàng Văn Thái
Hoàng Văn Thái
(military)Strength 58,608 50,659 ~40,000Casualties and losses 809 killed in action 3,486 wounded in action 338 dead 1,525 wounded 13 missing U.S
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Communist Insurgency In Thailand
Thai government victoryAmnesty declared on 23 April 1980 by the Thai government Order 66/2523 signed by Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda Communist insurgency declines and ends in 1983Belligerents Thailand Royal Thai Armed Forces Royal Thai Police Volunteer Defense Corps  Taiwan
Taiwan
(until July 1967)
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Operation Eagle Pull
American interventionStarlite Piranha An Ninh Plei Me Hump Gang Toi 1st Bau Bang Bushmaster II Ia Drang Marauder Crimp Van Buren Masher/White Wing Bong Son Mastiff Suoi Bong Trang New York Harrison Cocoa Beach Utah Silver City A Shau Oregon Texas Lincoln Birmingham Xa Cam My Fillmore Davy Crockett Austin IV Paul Revere Crazy Horse El Paso Hawthorne Hill 488 Nathan Hale Wahiawa Hastings Minh Thanh Road John Paul Jones Seward Prairie Colorado Duc Co Long Tan Amarillo Thayer Attleboro Deckhouse IV Irving Tan Son Nhut airbase Lam Son II Byrd SS Baton Rouge Victory Sunset Beach Shenandoah Paul Revere IV Thayer II Geronimo Fairfax Deckhouse V Cedar Falls Desoto Firebase Bird Sam Houston Tra Binh Dong Gadsden Pershing Bribie Junction City (1st Prek Klok 2nd Prek Klok Ap Gu Suoi Tre 2nd Bau Bang) Lejeune Francis Marion Manhattan Beaver Cage Union The Hill Fights Con Thien Malheur I and Malheur II Union II Dragnet Akron Billings Concordia Buffalo Hong Kil Dong Diamond Head Kingfisher Cor
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Operation Frequent Wind
American interventionStarlite Piranha An Ninh Plei Me Hump Gang Toi 1st Bau Bang Bushmaster II Ia Drang Marauder Crimp Van Buren Masher/White Wing Bong Son Mastiff Suoi Bong Trang New York Harrison Cocoa Beach Utah Silver City A Shau Oregon Texas Lincoln Birmingham Xa Cam My Fillmore Davy Crockett Austin IV Paul Revere Crazy Horse El Paso Hawthorne Hill 488 Nathan Hale Wahiawa Hastings Minh Thanh Road John Paul Jones Seward Prairie Colorado Duc Co Long Tan Amarillo Thayer Attleboro Deckhouse IV Irving Tan Son Nhut
Tan Son Nhut
airbase Lam Son II Byrd SS Baton Rouge Victory Sunset Beach Shenandoah Paul Revere IV Thayer II Geronimo Fa
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Mayaguez Incident
American interventionStarlite Piranha An Ninh Plei Me Hump Gang Toi 1st Bau Bang Bushmaster II Ia Drang Marauder Crimp Van Buren Masher/White Wing Bong Son Mastiff Suoi Bong Trang New York Harrison Cocoa Beach Utah Silver City A Shau Oregon Texas Lincoln Birmingham Xa Cam My Fillmore Davy Crockett Austin IV Paul Revere Crazy Horse El Paso Hawthorne Hill 488 Nathan Hale Wahiawa Hastings Minh Thanh Road John Paul Jones Seward Prairie Colorado Duc Co Long Tan Amarillo Thayer Attleboro Deckhouse IV Irving Tan Son Nhut airbase Lam Son II Byrd SS Baton Rouge Victory Sunset Beach Shenandoah Paul Revere IV Thayer II Geronimo Fairfax Deckhouse V Cedar Falls Desoto Firebase Bird Sam Houston Tra Binh Dong Gadsden Pershing Bribie Junction City (1st Prek Klok 2nd Prek Klok Ap Gu Suoi Tre 2nd Bau Bang) Lejeune Francis Marion Manhattan Beaver Cage Union The Hill Fights Con Thien Malheur I and Malheur II Union II Dragnet Akron Billings Concordia Buffalo Hong Kil Dong Diamond Head Kingfisher Cor
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Lebanese Civil War
Lebanese Front Army of Free Lebanon
Lebanon
(until 1977) SLA (from 1976)   Israel
Israel
(from 1978)
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Congo Crisis
1960–63: Republic of the Congo Supported by:   Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(1960) ONUC[a]1960–63:  Katanga  South Kasai Supported by:  Belgium[b]1960–62: Free Republic of the Congo Supported by:  Soviet Union1964–65: Democratic Republic of the Congo Supported by: ONUC (1964)  United States  Belgium1964–65: Kwilu and Simba rebels Supported by: Soviet Union  China  CubaCommanders and leaders Joseph Kasa-Vubu Patrice Lumumba † Cyrille Adoula Dag Hammarskjöld † U Thant Joseph Kasa-Vubu Joseph-Désiré Mobutu Moïse Tshombe
Moïse Tshombe
(from 1964) Moïse Tshombe Albert Kalonji Gaston Eyskens Théo Lefèvre Antoine Gizenga (POW) Pierre Mulele Christophe GbenyeCasualties and lossesTotal killed: c
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Operation Earnest Will
Stalemate (1981)Tavakol Nasr H-3Iranian offensives to free Iranian territory (1981-82)Samen-ol-A'emeh Tariq-ol-Qods Fath-ol-Mobin Beit-ol-Moqaddas (2nd Khorramshahr)Iranian offensives in Iraq (1982–84)Ramadan (1st Basra) Moslem Ibn Aqil Muharram ol-Harram Before the Dawn Dawn 1 Dawn 2 Dawn 3 Dawn 4 Dawn 5 (2nd Basra) Kheibar (3rd Basra) Kurdish rebellion (1983) Dawn 6 Dawn 7 MarshesIranian offensives in Iraq (1985–87)Badr (4th Basra) Dawn 8 (1st al-Faw) Dawn 9 Karbala 1 (Mehran) Karbala 2 Karbala 3 Fath 1 Karbala 4 (5th Basra) Karbala 5 (6th Basra) Karbala 6 Karbala 7 Karbala 8 (7th Basra) Karbala 9 Karbala 10 Nasr 4Final stages (1988)Beit-ol-Moqaddas 2 Al-Anfal Campaign
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1986 United States Bombing Of Libya
American victory[1]Ground targets destroyed Failed Libyan Scud
Scud
missile responseBelligerents United States LibyaCommanders and leaders Ronald Reagan Muammar GaddafiCasualties and losses1 F-111
F-111
shot down 2 aircrew killed 45 soldiers and officials killed 15–30 Libyan civilians killed 3–5 IL-76 transports destroyed 14 MiG-23s destroyed 2 helicopters destroyed 5 major ground radars destroyed[2]v t eClashes between Libya
Libya
and the United States1st Gulf of Sidra Gulf of Sidra
Gulf of Sidra
(naval) 1986 West Berlin discotheque bombing 1986 bombing of Libya 2nd Gulf of Sidra 2011 bombing of LibyaThe 1986 United States
United States
bombing of Libya, code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon, comprised air strikes by the United States
United States
against Libya
Libya
on Tuesday, 15 April 1986
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United States Invasion Of Panama
US victory[2]Military leader Manuel Noriega
Manuel Noriega
deposedBelligerents Panama Panama
Panama
Defense Force United States Panamanian oppositionCommanders and leadersManuel Noriega (POW) George H. W. Bush Maxwell R. Thurman Guillermo EndaraStrength20,000 27,000Casualties and losses234–314 killed 1,908 captured 23[3] killed 325 woundedPanamanian civilians killed according to[4] U.S. military: 202 Americas Watch: 300 United Nations: 500 1 Spanish journalist killed[5][6]v t eU.S. invasion of PanamaAcid Gambit Balboa Harbor Coco Solo Nifty Package Pacora Bridge Panama
Panama
City Raid at Renacer Prison Rio Hato Torrijos AirportThis article is part of a series about George H. W. BushFamily Bibliography Electoral history1966 U.S
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