Uses of Force Abroad 1798-2015, and More from CRS

10.20.15 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The United States has used its armed forces hundreds of times in conflicts abroad, even though it has only engaged in eleven declared wars throughout its history.

A newly updated tabulation of U.S. military actions has been prepared by the Congressional Research Service, up to and including the October 14, 2015 deployment of 90 U.S. troops to Cameroon. The CRS listing does not include covert actions, disaster relief operations or training exercises. See  Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2015, October 15, 2015.

Other new or newly updated CRS products include the following.

U.S. Natural Gas Exports and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, CRS Insight, October 15, 2015

International Crises and Disasters: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Response Mechanisms, updated October 16, 2015

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2016 Budget and Appropriations, updated October 13, 2015

Less-than-Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Signed in Burma, CRS Insight, October 15, 2015

U.S.-China Cyber Agreement, CRS Insight, October 16, 2015

Greenhouse Gas Pledges by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, updated October 19, 2015

Alternative Inflation Measures for the Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), updated October 15, 2015

Federal Public Transportation Program: In Brief, updated October 15, 2015

Number of Hispanic U.S. Circuit and District Court Judges: Overview and Analysis, CRS Insight, October 15, 2015

A U.S. Patent Box: Issues, CRS Insight, October 15, 2015

Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Federal Civil Service Annuities, updated October 15, 2015

Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy, updated October 15, 2015