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US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

In the past few months I have heard people in the media refer to the United States as a "peace-loving nation." Each time I have remembered this list and thought, "That may be true, but we sure have a war-loving government."
In the past few months I have heard people in the media refer to the United States as a "peace-loving nation." Each time I have remembered this list and thought, "That may be true, but we sure have a war-loving government."

US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

China 1945-1960s
Italy 1947-1948
Greece 1947- early '50s
The Philippines 1940s-1950s
Korea 1945-1953
Albania 1949-1953
Eastern Europe 1948-1956
Germany 1950s
Iran 1953
Guatemala 1953-1954
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-1957
Indonesia 1957-1958
British Guiana 1953-1964
Italy 1950s to 1970s
Vietnam 1950-1973
Cambodia 1955-1973
Laos 1957-1973
Haiti 1959-1963
Guatemala 1960
France/Algeria 1960s
Ecuador 1960-1963
The Congo 1960-1964
Brazil 1961-1964
Peru 1960-1965
Dominican Republic 1960-1966
Cuba 1959-1980s
Indonesia 1965
Ghana 1966
Uruguay 1964-1970
Chile 1964-1973
Greece 1964-1974
Bolivia 1964-1975
Guatemala 1962-1980s
Costa Rica 1970-1971
Iraq 1972-1975
Australia 1973-1975
Angola 1975-1980s
Zaire 1975-1978
Jamaica 1976-1980
Seychelles 1979-1981
Grenada 1979-1984
Morocco 1983
Suriname 1982-1984
Libya 1981-1989
Nicaragua 1981-1990
Panama 1969-1991
Bulgaria 1990
Iraq 1990-1991
Afghanistan 1979-1992
El Salvador 1980-1994
Haiti 1986-1994
Iraq 1991-Present*
Yugoslavia 1994-2000*
Afghanistan 2001-?*

Source: Killing Hope by William Blum, 1995, Common Courage Press; except where noted *, which are my additions to Blum's list.

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A Timeline of CIA Atrocities 12.Dec.2001 08:53

subversive yogi subversiveyogi@yahoo.com

There is also a nice time line available at:
 http://www.korpios.org/resurgent/CIAtimeline.html

The list there is also compiled from the book, "Killing Hope."