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
To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. Here’s what our inaugural cohort accomplished.
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The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons and has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987. The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by the staff of the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Information Project: Director Hans […]
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