Since Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
Guatemala 1954, 1960
Belgian Congo 1964
Dominican Republic 1965-66
El Salvador 1980s
Korea and Iran 1987
Iraq 1991 (1st War); 1991-2003 (“No Fly Zone”)
Somalia 1992-94; 2007
Iraq 2003 (2nd War; recent predator drones)
Yemen 2002, 2009
Libya 1986, 2010
Oops – did I say Russia? My bad. I meant of course the USA.
And before Nagasaki and Hiroshima? Here’s Major-General Smedley-Butler in 1933.
I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers.
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