American Foreign Intervention timeline

  • Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii

    Until the 1890s the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was an independent sovereign state, recognized by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and... Read more

  • Philippine-American War

    The Philippine–American War, sometimes known as the Philippine War of Independence (1899–1902) was an armed military conflict between the... Read more

  • Separation of Panama from Colombia

    The Separation of Panama from Colombia was formalized on 3 November 1903 with the establishment of the Republic of Panama from the Republic of... Read more

  • U.S. Occupation of Nicaragua

    The United States occupied Nicaragua from 1912-1933 and intervened in the country several times before that. The US military interventions in... Read more

  • United States Occupation of Haiti

    In an effort to limit German influence, in 1910-11 the State Department backed a consortium of American investors, assembled by the National City... Read more

  • 1916 United States Occupation of the Dominican Republic

    The United States occupied the Dominican Republic from 1916-1924. In May 1917, Rear Admiral William B. Caperton forced the Republic's Secretary... Read more

  • 1953 coup d'etat in Iran

    The 1953 Iranian coup d’état deposed the democratically elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq. The United States'... Read more

  • 1958 Lebanon Crisis

    The 1958 Lebanon crisis was a Lebanese political crisis caused by political and religious tensions in the country. It included a U.S. military... Read more

  • Operation Urgent Fury

    The Invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, was a 1983 U.S.-led invasion of Grenada, a Caribbean island nation of just over 100,000... Read more

  • Operation El Dorado Canyon

    The United States bombing of Libya (code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon) comprised the joint United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps... Read more

  • Operation Golden Pheasant

    Operation Golden Pheasant was an emergency deployment of U.S. troops to Honduras in 1988, as a result of threatening actions by the forces of the... Read more

  • Operation Just Cause

    The United States invasion of Panama, codenamed Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989, during the... Read more

  • Operation Uphold Democracy

    Operation Uphold Democracy (September 19, 1994 – March 31, 1995) was a response to the overthrow and expulsion of the duly elected government of... Read more

  • Operation Silver Wake

    Operation Silver Wake was a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) led by the United States to evacuate American citizens, noncombatants and... Read more

  • Operation Desert Fox

    The December 1998 bombing of Iraq (code-named Operation Desert Fox) was a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets from December 16–19,... Read more