PHILIPPINES, 1898-1910: seizes from Spain, 600,000 Filipinos
PUERTO RICO, 1898: seizes from Spain. PANAMA, 1901-14: separates
country from Colombia and annexes canal zone.
HONDURAS, 1903: US marines intervene against revolution.
NICARAGUA, 1912-33: 20-year occupation and war against guerrillas.
HAITI, 1914-34: occupation.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 1916-24: occupation.
CUBA, 1917-33: military occupation, made into economic protectorate.
RUSSIA, 1917-22: five landings of troops to try to overthrow
YUGOSLAVIA, 1919: marines intervene against Serbs.
PANAMA, 1925: marines suppress general strike.
CHINA, 1927-34: marines stationed throughout the country.
EL SALVADOR, 1932: warships sent during revolt.
JAPAN, 1945: firebombs Tokyo and other cities, drops atomic
bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
PUERTO RICO, 1950: independence rebellion crushed.
KOREA, 1950-3: US and South Korea fight China and North Korea
to stalemate. US threatens to use nuclear bombs. At least two million Korean civilians killed or wounded. IRAN, 1953: CIA
GUATEMALA, 1954: CIA directs invasion after government nationalises
land belonging to US United Fruit company.
LEBANON, 1956: US troops land.
VIETNAM, 1960-75: Two million Vietnamese killed in longest
INDONESIA, 1965: One million killed in CIA-assisted coup.
CAMBODIA, 1969-75: US carpet bombs. Two million killed by
years of bombing and starvation.
CHILE, 1973: CIA-backed coup overthrows democratically elected
ANGOLA, 1976-92: CIA assists South African backed rebels.
LIBYA, 1981: two Libyan jets shot down.
EL SALVADOR, 1981-92: troops and air power assist death squads,
75,000 people killed.
NICARAGUA, 1981-90: CIA directs Contra invasions.
LEBANON, 1982-4: US forces intervene, navy shells Beirut.
HONDURAS, 1983-9: US troops build bases for death squads.
GRENADA, 1983: US invasion.
LIBYA, 1986: capital Tripoli bombed in effort to kill President
IRAN, 1987: Iranian passenger jet shot down over Persian Gulf.
PANAMA, 1989-90: invasion, thousands of civilians killed.
GULF WAR, 1990-1: US-led coalition kills 100,000 Iraqis. SOMALIA,
1992-4: US-led United Nations occupation.
EX-YUGOSLAVIA, 1995: bombs Serbs and assists ethnic cleansing.
SUDAN, 1998: bombs pharmaceutical factory.
IRAQ, 1998: four days of air strikes, raids continue until
SERBIA, 1989: 78 days of NATO air strikes.
AFGHANISTAN, 2001: US-led war kills thousands.