A Man Called Su

China shares a border with 14 countries. From what I can gather, the US has used military force in at least nine of these.

  • Afghanistan,  1998, 2001-
  • Bhutan
  • Democratic People’s Republic of  Korea (DPRK),  1950-1953
  • India, 1942-1945 (1)
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos, 1962-75
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar, 1942-1945 (1)
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan, 2004-
  • Russia, 1918-20, 1920-22
  • Tajikistan, 2001 (2)
  • Vietnam, 1955-75

I’m not arguing whether the use of force was necessary or not. It’s just that I’ve not seen a discussion regarding this before.

The first note references the China Burma India Theatre. Regardless of the intentions or the evil which was being fought, I think it can still be shown that all three countries were in part devastated by the US presence.

The second note references a border bombing that took place in 2001. Given the nature of the war, I’d be willing to bet that there have been other incursions into…

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