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-
- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), 1950-1953
- India, 1942-1945 (1)
- Laos, 1962-75
- Myanmar, 1942-1945 (1)
- 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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