U.S. Participation in Major Wars

Saturday, November 25, 2006

By The Associated Press

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America's major wars and the length of U.S. participation:

_Vietnam War: eight years, five months (August 1964 to January 1973).

_Revolutionary War: six years, nine months (July 1776 to April 1783).

_Afghanistan: five years, one month (October 2001 to present).

_Civil War: four years (April 1861 to April 1865).

_World War II: three years, eight months in the Pacific (December 1941 to August 1945).

_Iraq: three years, eight months (March 2003 to present).

_Korean War: three years, one month (June 1950 to July 1953).

_War of 1812: two years, six months (June 1812 to December 1814).

_U.S.-Mexico War: one year, 10 months (April 1846 to February 1848).

_World War I: one year, seven months (April 1917 to November 1918).

_Spanish-American War: eight months (April to December in 1898)

_Persian Gulf War: one and 1/2 months (January to February in 1991).

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