The US has 750 military bases in more than 80 different countries, deployed at least 173,000 troops around the world, started wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, intervened in dozens of countries, and operated more than 200 instances of the use of US armed forces abroad from 1945 to today—not including covert operations or interventions led by intelligence services. US has formally declared war only eleven times in its history, but the invasions of Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq are not on the list, because the US has not formally declared war since World War Two, despite invading or intervening in dozens of countries. At least 929,000 people have been killed by direct war violence in countries targeted by the US since 2001. However, the exact number of civilians killed in US drone strikes is not known in spite of being high. US is an exporter of weapons and training to governments around the world including Saudi bombs dropped on homes in Yemen to Israeli rockets landing in Gaza, all labeled “Made in USA”.
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