How Many Countries Has America Bombed?

People say that Americans do not love war, but it is part of our national anthem, and our children grow up loving the idea of “bombs bursting in air.” I am in favor of changing the national anthem to “America the Beautiful” or “This Land is Your Land.”

Countries the U.S. has bombed since 1945:

Japan August 6 and 9, 1945

China 1945-46

Korea and China 1950-53 (Korean War)

Guatemala 1954, 1960, 1967-69

Indonesia 1958

Cuba 1959-1961

Congo 1964

Peru 1965

Laos 1964-73

Vietnam 1961-73

Cambodia 1969-70

El Salvador 1980s

Nicaragua 1980s

Grenada 1983

Lebanon and Syria 1983, 1984

Libya 1986, 2011

Iran 1987

Panama 1989

Kuwait 1991

Iraq 1991-2009

Somalia 1993

Bosnia 1994, 1995

Sudan 1998

Afghanistan 1998, 2001-present

Yugoslavia 1999

Pakistan 2008-present

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